A Closer Look at Kate Middleton’s Wedding Dress Lace

Kate Middleton’s walk down the aisle at Westminster Abbey has ushered in a new era of romanticism in wedding wear, with followers of fashion once again embracing lace.

Like a closely woven net to catch The Duchess of Cambridge’s wedding day dreams, Leavers lace from French lacemaker Sophie Hallette was the crowning glory on Sarah Burton’s Alexander McQueen creation. In business since 1887, Sophie Hallette lace has accented lavish looks from Dior and Dolce and Gabbana to Valentino and Versace.

Offering over 2,000 lace designs, an intricate pattern of shamrocks, roses and lilies first created in 1958 adorned the royal bride’s “I do” attire. Manufactured on 100-year-old British Leavers looms, a delicate floral motif was cut from the lace and hand-sewn on to the silk tulle which formed the gown’s decollete, sleeves and train.

For a closer look at lace  from Sophie Hallette:

Photo Credit: PRNewsFoto/Sophie Hallette, Paul Hackett

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