ROYAL NEWS: Kate Middleton Dons SARAH BURTON For ALEXANDER MCQUEEN For Royal Wedding!
We interrupt YBF news for a Royal break! The Royal Wedding of the century is going down as we speak at the Westminster Abbey in London. And Princess Catherine (Kate) Middleton--now the Duchess of Cambridge--just gave everyone a fashion eyegasm in a Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen wedding gown.
The stunning pics and details when you read on....
There's hardly any YBF faces on the Royal Wedding guest list of Kate & Prince William--but a bit of coverage for you fashion die-hards is indeed necessary for this occasion.
Her sister Pippa arrived this morning in a beautiful long cream gown to tend to her Lady in Waiting duties for Kate as she stepped out of the Rolls Royce Phantom. Sarah Burton--designer for the house of late British designer Alexander McQueen--is the lucky designer to have her piece walk down the aisle of the Westminster Abbey. Kate's shoes were also custom McQueen.
Kate's gown is ivory with a Grace Kellyesque long full skirt, and the top is a fitted bodice with long French Chantilly lace sleeves atop a semi-sweetheart neckline strapless bodice. The 'halo' tiara is pure diamonds and has been loaned to Kate by the Queen, who was given it by Cartier in the 1930's. It was originally given to the Queen Mum by King George VI and presented to Queen Elizabeth when she was 18.
And speaking of diamonds, she rocked pear-shaped diamond earrings designed by Robinson Pelham.
Reportedly, the gown was made with Individual flowers hand-cut from lace and hand-engineered onto ivory silk tulle. A modest train and cathedral length veil indeed work for the occasion. And on her nails, she's reportedly wearing Essie's ALLURE. Kate looks every bit the regal future Queen of England. Gorgeous!
Groom Prince William--now the Duke of Cambridge--and his brother/Best Man Prince Harry.
Also spotted--Elton John and his husband David Furnish and David & Victoria Beckham:
Vicki B. rocked one of her own autumn/winter creations in Navy, specially altered to take account of her baby bump. Black sky-high pumps and a Philip Treacy hat topped off her Royal look. While hubby David looked yummy as usual in a full Ralph Lauren suit. Nice!
SIDENOTES: How hot is Kate's brother?! Wouldn't you be pissy if you scored an invite to the Royal Wedding--but had to sit behind one of these English women with an obnoxiously big hat blocking your view like you're back home at your own Baptist church?? Wouldn't you pay money to hear the smart ass comments the Queen is definitely making under her breath during the ceremony? And how much do we LOVE the fact William and Kate look genuinely and eeffortlessly fun and happy--not like most Royal couples?
CNN is live streaming the wedding and has more deets HERE. More pics: