STYLE & BEAUTY
03/07/2011 11:17 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Rumors Swirl That Sarah Burton For McQueen Will Design Kate Middleton's Wedding Dress

Another day, another Kate Middleton wedding dressmaker rumor!

This time, it's kind of one we wish would come true -- the Sunday Times of London claims Alexander McQueen Creative Director Sarah Burton has been tasked with designing The Dress. The rest of the British newspapers and, of course, Twitter really went to town with this one -- even Telegraph Fashion Director Hilary Alexander seemed psyched, saying, "If this is true it's the best news the fashion industry has had in a long time. It is desperately in need of an injection of fabulousness in the wake of the whole John Galliano scandal."

However, Burton squelched the speculation, telling Vogue UK, "I am not doing it," and McQueen CEO Jonathan Akeroyd, who was said to have leaked the news to a colleague, which then ended up in the Times, denied the reports, remarking, "No, not at all. I am the CEO. I would know if we were doing it."

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A spokesman for Clarence House wouldn't say either way whether it would be McQueen for Middleton -- he told Women's Wear Daily, "Over the past few months, we've heard a number of names, and our policy since the beginning has been not to comment on speculation. We will have to wait and see on the big day."

Among the reasons why we don't think this one is false? McQueen himself once wrote "c*nt" in the lining of a jacket he made for Prince Charles -- In a SHOWstudio interview, the late designer once explained, "I didn't embroider it, I wouldn't waste my time! I wrote it with a biro. I accepted the CBE for my parents. I'm not a big royalist."