Nicki Macfarlane Is Royal Wedding Bridesmaid Dress Designer: Report
Update: Pippa Middleton actually wore Sarah Burton. Read about that here.
Previously: People.com reports that British designer Nicki Macfarlane has designed the dresses for Kate Middleton's bridal party.
A little about Macfarlane from People:
Items in her recently launched ready-to-wear collection for young attendants are typically made of luxurious silk or taffeta, have a full skirt and sash and cost more than $300. However, Middleton's bridal party is more likely to take advantage of Macfarlane's bespoke services, in which the outfits for the bridal party are completely made to order (prices for adult bridesmaids start at more than $600).
And a short bio from her website (which has totally crashed):
Nicki Macfarlane has been a leading designer of exceptional dresses and outfits for bridesmaids, flower girls and pageboys for many years. Her award winning designs feature regularly in leading UK bridal publications and her clients have included many celebrity and society brides.
2011 sees the launch of our exciting first range of smart daywear for boys and girls aged from 1 to 8: Nicki Macfarlane Blue. Its roots are in classic English childrenswear but with contemporary styling. Including perfect pinnies, gorgeous smocks, well cut trousers and pretty print tops and shirts, this collection is defined by its attention to detail and sophisticated colour palette. It is an elegant collection designed to appeal to both mother and child.
So who will be fitted in Macfarlane creations? Allow us to remind you! Maid of Honor Pippa Middleton and Kate's four bridesmaids (descriptions from the Associated Press):
- Lady Louise Windsor, 7, William's first cousin on his father's side. She is the daughter of his uncle, Prince Edward and Sophie, Countess of Wessex.
- The Hon. Margarita Armstrong-Jones, 8, William's second cousin. The daughter of Viscount and Viscountess Linley first came into the public spotlight in 2006, when William swung the delighted 4-year-old into the air as they were walking to church for Christmas Day service.
- Eliza Lopes, 3, granddaughter of Prince Charles' wife Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall. Eliza's mother, Laura, is Camilla's only daughter from her previous marriage to Andrew Parker Bowles. When Laura Lopes got married in 2006, her stepbrother, Prince William, and Kate Middleton attended the wedding.
- Grace van Cutsem, 3, godchild of Prince William. The royal family and the van Cutsems are reputedly very close and Prince William often stayed with the van Cutsems as a child.
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