To celebrate Modern Royals Anniversary, L'OFFICIEL traces the story of one of the most beautiful wedding dress of the century. Iconic Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen dress, paired with Cartier scroll tiara lended to Kate by Queen Elizabeth, have been crossed Buckingham Palace's aisle teen years ago and even today continues to fascinate us.
The white and cream-coloured cress
The dress was white and cream coloured, like Lady Diana one and was inspired by Victorian Tradition, narrowed at waist with a long gown. While the long sleeves were a romantic homage to Grace Kelly's iconic wedding dress.
The two-meters train
Kate's 2 metres and 70 centimeters train, was short compared to Princess Diana's one, which measured 25 feet in length. Though the train was not so long, during her dramatic entrance she was helped by Pippa, her beautiful sister.
Tiara Halo was Kate's "something borrowed"
The Chantilly lace was the only fabric not supplied by a British company
The lace on the skirt, bodice and train was handamade by the Royal School of Needlework, using Carrickmacross making technique to obtain a perfect Irish lace. The trim of the bodice, skirt and underskirt was created by an English and French Chantilly lace and the details were incredible: a lot of types of flowers, from roses and thistles to daffodils.
One surprising thing you might not to know about the dress
"Something blue", was sewn into her gown. According to the traditio, Burton's Team sewed a blue ribbon in the interior of Kate's dress.