11/25/2010 09:18 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Daniella Issa Helayel, Kate Middleton's Engagement Dress Designer, Speaks

Her look is meant to suggest a billowy glamour, conjuring seaside holidays in Belize or St.-Tropez. Her inspiration is less rarefied. "I design clothes for people like me who think they're fat," she said bluntly, clothes that are meant to "hide people's defects and accentuate the good points."

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