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  • Kate Middleton's Essential Style

    The details of Prince William and Kate Middleton's nuptials are shrouded in secrecy, but none more so than what Middleton's dress will look like and who the lucky dress designer will be. "Women's Wear Daily" asked top designers to sketch their visions for Middleton's fairytale dress. Chanel's Karl Lagerfeld suggests a "Victorian wedding dress with a twist" for the fashion-forward Middleton.
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  • Kate Middleton's Essential Style

    Brit Elizabeth Emanuel, who designed Lady Diana Spencer's wedding gown, sketched a look for the princess-to-be. "It's entirely different from the Diana dress I designed, which was very much of the Eighties," Emanuel told "Women's Wear Daily," "But it's still fitting for a royal occasion. It's a much more modern dress, but romantic and out of the ordinary."
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  • Kate Middleton's Essential Style

    Jason Wu, who designed Michelle Obama's one-shoulder white gown for the first dance with the president at the inaugural ball, said he loves "the idea of mixing traditional opulence with a very clean aesthetic" for Middleton's big day.
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  • Kate Middleton's Essential Style

    Designer Monique Lhuillier said her vision for Middleton's dress is a mix of "traditional and contemporary."
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  • Kate Middleton's Essential Style

    Valentino's Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pier Paolo Piccioli designed a whimsical, "blossoming" dress for Middleton -- fit for a princess.
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  • Kate Middleton's Essential Style

    Vera Wang designed a gown with intricate flowered lacework on the bodice and veil.
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  • Kate Middleton's Essential Style

    French fashion designer Christian Lacroix styled Middleton with Victorian flair. Lacroix summed up his design: "Something old: Victorian skirt. Something new: patchwork gown. Something borrowed: Queen Elizabeth's veil. Something red: Elizabethan top, as red was the wedding color until 1900!"
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