Thankfully, the rumors were true: Kate Middleton's wedding dress was designed by Sarah Burton of Alexander McQueen. Fashion critics are pleased. The Telegraph's Hilary Alexander raves: "Fabulous, fashionable and fairytale, the dress was fit for a queen-to-be and combined the style of a modern princess with that of a 20th Century princess." Vogue deems it "technically faultless in its scale and construction," noting that it "allowed the bride to move with ease, carrying all the weight of British history and expectation without the slightest wrinkle or hitch." Other critics noted its resemblance to dresses worn by Grace Kelly and Queen Elizabeth II. Karl Lagerfeld chimed in on France 2 television, saying, “She is very elegant. The dress is classic and goes very well in the Westminster decor. It almost reminds me of (Queen) Elizabeth’s wedding, the royal weddings in the fifties. The proportion of the train is good."
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