Daphne Guinness writes like she dresses: in an ornate, complicated, and very well-though-out fashion. The article she wrote for today's Telegraph about the possibility of Alexander McQueen designer Sarah Burton creating Kate Middleton's wedding dress begins: "A marriage is a solemn affair. The tempest of emotions and the myriad of arrangements are giddying, and when one is faced with these, clothing seems to be the last of one's priorities." Daphne, a fashion expert and huge McQueen champion and friend of the late designer, continues:
She will not disappoint Miss Middleton, nor the world watching. In fact, I would wager that it will be one of the most interesting and beautiful dresses ever made. Burton's creations, after all, are the apogee of fantasy and beauty.
The dress will most likely have an imperceptible but highly evolved structure. Its elegance will appear effortless, despite the fact that an enormous amount of thought will have gone into it. My guess is that dressed in a Sarah Burton creation, Miss Middleton on her wedding day will look ethereal, a heightened version of herself. It will not be an ill-fitting amateur affair but will show off her strengths without being crude. In short, this will be a defined silhouette and something we have not seen before in quite the same way. I imagine it to be slim fitting but with a hint of futuristic Victoriana.
No groundbreaking revelations there, but it's fun to hear them from Daphne. Like, we all know Kate isn't going to wear something that makes her look fat (if that's even possible). We do wonder if Daphne wrote this partly because she knows something as a McQueen insider.