Expect to hear and see more of Alexander McQueen creative director Sarah Burton and her designs after the Prince William and Kate Middleton wedding of the century.
Burton became an instant household name after it was revealed that she designed the elegant wedding dress of Kate.
“It has been the experience of a lifetime to work with Catherine Middleton to create her wedding dress, and I have enjoyed every moment of it,” Burton said in a statement released to Access Hollywood on Friday. “It was such an incredible honour to be asked, and I am so proud of what we and the Alexander McQueen team have created. I am delighted that the dress represents the best of British craftsmanship.
“The last few months have been very exciting and an incredible experience for my team and I as we have worked closely with Catherine to create this dress under conditions of the strictest secrecy,” the designer’s statement continued.
“Understandably, Catherine has been very keen to keep the details of her dress a secret, which is every bride’s prerogative, and we gave an undertaking to keep our role confidential until the day of the wedding.”
The outcome of the wedding dress thrilled Burton no end but she said her interaction with Princess Catherine will remain private.
“Catherine looked absolutely stunning today, and the team at Alexander McQueen are very proud of what we have created,” the statement read. “The dress was just one component of a spectacular day, and I do not think it is appropriate to comment any further beyond saying that I personally am very grateful and honoured to have been given the opportunity to work on this project, and I wish the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge every good wish for the future.”
Paris-based designer Karl Lagerfeld seemed to like Kate’s dress but had acid words for the dress of Princess Beatrice.
“Kate’s dress was ‘much nicer than Diana’s, which was a giant white taffeta curtain,’ he said, giving thanks for the absence of a chignon. ‘I love the fact that her hair is flat … flat hair is very elegant, it gives an allure of the 1930s.’
He also criticized the dress of Princess Beatrice saying ‘Where did she find that hat, in a bin? It’s atrocious. There’s a word for those two sisters, but I’m not going to say it.’”