Wedding dress claim denied by McQueen label
A spokesman for the Alexander McQueen fashion label has denied claims that its creative director Sarah Burton is to design Kate Middleton's wedding dress.
A source close to Burton said: "It's not true." A story in The Sunday Times had claimed that Jonathan Akeroyd, head of the McQueen label, had told one of his colleagues that Burton had been commissioned by the bride-to-be, but Mr Akeroyd denied that this happened.
Burton, who worked with McQueen for 14 years before his death in February last year, has seen her profile soar over the past six months. Most recently she was responsible for the red, poppy-print ballgown worn by First Lady Michelle Obama to the White House state dinner honouring the visiting Chinese President, Hu Jintao.
For Ms Middleton to have worn a McQueen design to her wedding would have been massively out of character, as she is known for her relatively low-key and some-would-say anonymous dress sense.
Other names who have so far been mentioned include Bruce Oldfield – who was the favourite designer of Prince William's mother Diana, Princess of Wales – as well as Phillipa Lepley and Alice Temperley.
Life & Style blogs
- 1 Kylie Jenner challenge: Bizarre lip suction device inspired by Kardashian sister goes viral
- 2 Rarest Beanie Baby bought for just £10 at car boot sale could be sold for £62,500 on eBay
- 3 Katie Hopkins and The Sun editor are reported to police for incitement to racial hatred following migrant boat column
- 4 Bruce Forsyth backs assisted dying campaign: 'If I had Alzheimer's or dementia I would do something about it'
- 5 Giorgio Armani criticises the way some gay men dress saying 'a man has to be a man'
£14000 - £18000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: An Office Administrator is requ...
£12000 - £40000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: Due to expansion and growth of ...
£40000 - £50000 per annum: Ashdown Group: Senior PHP Developer position with a...
Negotiable: Recruitment Genius: An Operations Leader is required to join a lea...