Sarah Burton has broken her silence about creating Kate Middleton's wedding dress.
The McQueen designer released a statement on the day of the royal wedding, reading in part: "It has been the experience of a lifetime to work with Catherine Middleton to create her wedding dress, and I have enjoyed every moment of it. It was such an incredible honour to be asked, and I am so proud of what we and the Alexander McQueen team have created. I am delighted that the dress represents the best of British craftsmanship." However, she declined to give interviews on the Met Gala's red carpet on Monday night.
On Tuesday, Burton stopped by Saks Fifth Avenue for a meet-and-greet in the Alexander McQueen shop, Women's Wear Daily reports. Norah Lawlor, who chatted with the talk of the fashion town, remarked, "She said the princess was one of the most lovely women she has ever met and she was really low maintenance. She said the palace called her and the collaboration between her and Kate was 50-50."
Burton poked fun at the massive guessing game over the dress design and how she had to hide under a huge fur hat to avoid photographers at Kate's hotel, The Goring, for a fitting the day before the wedding. She said, "The most fun I had was trying to hide...we laughed a lot about that."
WWD adds that Burton told Meredith Vieira that her next step would be to take a vacation.