Monday, May 2, 2011

A Thoroughly Modern Moment

I must admit, I'm still swept up in the romance of it all, not least with the Duchess of Cambridge's exquisite wedding gown, put together by hand by Sarah Burton of Alexander McQueen. Bodice of ivory satin made of handmade English and French chantilly lace, over ivory and white satin gazar (a sheer, lightweight silk organza with a glaze-like sheen and moderate stiffness); individual flowers were hand cut from lace and hand-sewn onto the ivory silk tulle to create the design, which features rose, thistle, daffodil, and shamrocks, the national flowers of England, Ireland, Scotland, and Wales; 58 gazar & organza covered buttons ran up the back. The veil was made of layers of ivory silk tulle and trimmed with hand-embroidered flowers, sewn on by the Royal School of Needlework at Hampton Court Palace


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