Royal Wedding Gown Buzz: A New Designer Name Emerges

12/14/2010 at 06:00 PM ET

Royal Wedding Gown Buzz: A New Designer Name Emerges
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Speculation has been building on both sides of the Atlantic about London designer Bruce Oldfield—suddenly rumored to be the front-runner to design Kate Middleton’s wedding gown. The reason for all the hype? Just days ago fellow British designer Ben de Lisi (a red carpet favorite of Kate Winslet’s) reportedly told UK newspaper The Daily Telegraph, “There are lots of rumors [about who will design Kate’s dress], but I’ve heard it is Bruce Oldfield.” Fanning the flames is Oldfield’s refusal to issue a complete denial. “That’s just Ben’s opinion,” his rep told the paper. Oldfield has made no secret of his desire to design Kate’s gown, telling WWD: “If I was lucky enough to be asked, I’d be delighted. I’m already dressing her peers.” And then some: The couturier spent a decade designing for Princess Diana—helping to transform her, he has said, from “a baby” to a style icon. “Kate has such a gorgeous figure that she would look stunning in anything,” says Oldfield. “I would design a simple silhouette with sufficient detailing to give it a sense of occasion, but not so much as to drown her slight frame. Her dress might be traditional and elegant, possibly even demure, but I’m sure she would want a modern twist; a nod to fashion.” –Suzanne Zuckerman; reporting by Simon Perry

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Cori on

For her ,she is young the designer i like is Monique Lowlier ,or like Chelsea Clinton ,Vera Wang full of elegance and youth the wan from that last is for more older and ordinary girl she have a place in this world not for her choice but Diana was one of the most elegant women’s in the word she will be very very elegant believed,she is very close to the Prince ,Williams, and he is like her mother beautiful and good Diana God bless her child now, Cori

Kelly on

I might be looking forward to seeing her dress more than anything else. :) I hope she puts her hair up.


If you don’t want to hear about it-cut tv/radio off. If you don’t want to read about it-don’t read it-lay paper magazine dowm. But, please stop your yapping. I would say there is 100 to 1 ratio who do want to read/hear about it.

Buford on

Seriously – Big time lawyer? If that is your real occupation, our legal system is in big trouble. Unless you got your license to practice law in a box of Cracker Jack. . . . .

Angela on

I don’t understand this….why would you even click on an article about a person or story you don’t want to read or hear about? Then to top it off you make rude statements about stopping it and calling them POARCHERS, IDOITS, and the whole statement makes no sense. Obviously when they wrote the statement they didn’t realize that this has spell check embedded into the statement box! I guess they don’t know what the red squiggles mean! Enough about rude people.

Who ever designs her dress will definitely have a big load and be the most famous designer for a decades to come. I am very excited to see who designs it and what it will look like. I personally would give anything to just see the wedding and be there. But I’m not royalty and will never get the chance but I do wish them well and know Diana is in Heaven smiling at Will and Kate. God Bless them and may they have a wonderful new life together!

natsaha on

Big Time Lawyer is hating because Prince won’t marry him/her.


Finally a romantic and happy story! Enough of the dull coverage of the economic bailouts in that region. This is such a magical Cinderella story too! I am so glad he fell for this everyday, common girl instead of all the rich girls from Europe and America that applied to St. Andrews just because William did. I’m sure Kate had no idea and no intention of meeting a rich and powerful man! And its fantastic how the fasion industry is on top of this. I have already ordered my own blue issa, then I ordered the copy of the ring from the british history society, and I can’t wait to get my hands on clothes just like in her engagement pics! Hollywood needs to catch up! We need the movie version of this story! I say Ryan Reynolds can play William and Anne Hathaway can play Kate!

bela on

OMG Kate (previous poster)….GET A LIFE!!!!!!!!!!!

bridgette on

hahahaha bela… kate clearly is a romantic ! :P

Barb on

People Magazine goes out to many countries. This is a big thing for Canada, Britain and the other Commonwealth nations. We very much enjoy all the articles and pictures. Sometimes we have to hear a lot about things from other countries that are particular interesting to us but we don’t make rude or snide comments or put the people down. Let each have their own and live and let live.

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