Who could forget Kate Middleton’s 2011 wedding dress? The Duchess practically singlehandedly made sleeved wedding gowns the standard, all thanks to a design by Alexander McQueen fit for a princess.
Too bad that one bridal designer says Alexander McQueen stole her idea for the iconic dress.
According to the Sunday Times, wedding dress designer Christine Kendall is suing fashion label Alexander McQueen and their creative director Sarah Burton for copying her sketched design for Kate’s wedding dress.
“Our client is certain that her company’s design was unfairly taken and copied,” her lawyer said, according to the paper.
Of course, the famous fashion house is denying the claim.
“We are utterly baffled by this legal claim,” a McQueen spokesperson said. “Christine Kendall first approached us at Alexander McQueen almost four years ago, when we were clear with her that any suggestion Sarah Burton’s design of the royal wedding dress was copied from her designs was nonsense. Sarah Burton never saw any of Ms Kendall’s designs or sketches and did not know of Ms. Kendall before Ms. Kendall got in touch with us—some 13 months after the wedding. We do not know why Ms Kendall has raised this again, but there are no ifs, buts or maybes here: this claim is ridiculous.”
Don’t worry, royal fans – Kate is not in trouble. “The claim is not against the Duchess and there is no allegation of wrongdoing against the palace,” according to the lawyer.
So is this a legit claim or just a designer trying to get some attention? In my eyes, it’s just an excuse to marvel at Kate’s wedding gown again.