I had great intentions of doing a recap right after the wedding aired yesterday on BBC America.. well it was just good intentions! 🙂
It is official now Kate Middleton is now Her Royal Highness The Princess of Wales Duchess of Cambridge! She was nothing less than elegant for all of the royal festivities. The whole world had been holding their breath for the first glimpse that would give every fashion lover a confirmation of her style choice for the day. As soon as Kate appeared entering the royal Royce it was confirmed, and there was an exhale worldwide… Alexander McQueen by Sarah Burton!!! Of course there was not a thought that the soon to be royal would go Avant Garde, but we wanted to see if she went very traditional.
The ratings were in.. “simply regal elegance with a touch of romance and youth”. A strapless sweetheart neckline full gown, with bracelet sleeve v-neck lace covering layer, pleated full skirt with slight bustle at back, exquisite border embroidery around the skirt and extended train.
Although it was Kate and Prince William’s big day, there were many other pieces that stole the day! With the “hat clause” for women attendees, most of the hat choices did not disappoint. The “Most Unique Hat” award of the day would have to go to the ex-Duchess of York Fergie’s daughter Princess Beatrice. Her hat neutral in color was a true creation positioned at the front of her head… more like a “head-piece” than a hat but equally creative!
As would every Princess her newly married Duchess of Cambridge donned a 2nd dress for the evening festivities. This ivory dress another Sarah Burton for McQueen creation was equally if not more beautiful than her wedding dress design. The dress was satin with a sweetheart neckline, full circle skirt, embellished belt with a 3/4 Sleeve Angora bolero topper!
In the end it was a beautiful day even with all the pomp and circumstance! I am glad to have witnessed (on TV), this event a true moment in history and fashion!
Welcome to the Dose of Vitamin F Saturday Fashion Corner!
Today I wanted to share an event with you that is happening Tues. March 22nd:
In celebration of March being Women’s History Month we want to highlight the less known first female fashion house couturier. In her time, Jeanne Paquin had a prestige equal to that of Charles Frederick Worth and Jacques Doucet.
Jeanne Paquin- (b.1869-d.1936)She founded her own maison de couture in 1891. She was appointed President of the Fashion Section of the Paris Exposition Universelle of 1900 and promoted spectacular displays of fur. It was from this time that fur appeared as a trimming or accessory in the collections of leading couturiers. Mme Paquin also made exotic and brilliantly coloured garments, blending her superb tailoring with drapery inspired by Iribe and Bakst. As soignee as her models, Mme Paquin was the first couturier to achieve international fame, establishing further couture salons in London, Buenos Aires and Madrid. ~ The Fashion Book- PHAIDON www.phaidon.com