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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Mary Pat on

It’s the last fairy tale we have. Our world is so brutal and frightening; those of us who want to enjoy the show are bothering anyone. Those of us who played with princess dolls remember the happiness they gave to us, I need something happy to think about. A little escapism never hurt anyone. Don’t let the door hit you on your way out!

Lola on

Big time lawyer. HAHAHAHAHAHAHA To be a lawyer, first thing is to know how to spell. You obviously do not know how to spell. You are also ignorant so probably uneducated. Go to school, get an education and look in the mirror and make some big changes and then you will be able to talk about things that you know and understand. That goes for most people on the internet who comment on everyone. So much hate. It is amazing how ignorant and uneducated people are.

Elizabeth on

If you’re not interested in the Royal wedding then skip the article and move on. Some of the posters on this site sound uneducated and very childish. If you just want to make silly, immature comments I suggest you do so at one of the Disney sites. The rest of us enjoy reading about Kate and William and look forward to watching the wedding and reading about the dress and preparations.

D.K.Milgrim-Heath on

Catherine’s Wedding Dress Speculation Continues To Hit The British Nation
By D.K. Milgrim-Heath©2010
Catherine’s wedding dress speculation Continues to hit the British nation-
Even here in the US also is the royal wedding hype contemplation!
Who will be secretly the first to design future Princess Catherine’s wedding dress?
Several prominent names are thrown around strong nevertheless!
The beautiful lace dress example in the article photo we see-
Reminds me of my Dad in his business for his quality.
Any well known established couturier/designer knows the name of Emil Katz & Co.
My dad’s lace was used in the best designed clothes from the 1940’s up – I thought I let you know!
I found an old bridal magazine with his lace being modeled all around-
Of immense beauty where the lace was applied and bound.
My father being in the lace industry was an internationally famous iconic CEO in both America and France-
His lace is still being used internationally can it be used for Catherine’s wedding day by chance?
Growing up with magnificent lace products always surrounding me and my mother-
I’ve been told recently that quality and beauty of my dad’s lace in the 20th equaled no other!
It’s too bad the Middleton family really can’t get in touch with me-
To have famous dress designer their daughter’s dress and also with iconic internationally famous lace to be!
Whomever Catherine chooses to design her dress it’s her ultimate choice alone-
Catherine has a onetime wearing her royal wedding gown her designer’s importance really is her own.

Tina on

Prince William and his bride bring us to the fairy tale world of love and beauty.
It is amazing that this love story touches the hearts of many people.
It is sad that negative comments appear in comments’ section. Love is love, and there is nothing more beautiful and charming in this life.

Fiametta on

I hated that blue dress the late Princess of Wales is wearing in the picture, so if that’s an example of Oldfield’s designs, then I devoutly hope he is not selected. By the way, the unfortunate “Elvis” dress, with its vulgar 80’s glitz, was not an Oldfield as one poster claimed but a Catherine Walker.

Kim on

LMAO @ “big time laywer”. Sweetie, you might want to learn to spell before claiming to be a lawyer.

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[…] was there a clue amid the speculation? Bruce Oldfield‘s name re-entered the mix because Kate’s mom Carole and sister Pippa were spotted […]

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[…] 29, remains a secret — as is the couple’s wish. But was there a clue amid the speculation? Bruce Oldfield‘s name re-entered the mix because Kate’s mom Carole and her sister Pippa were spotted heading […]

Natalie on

Seriously, who cares? I don’t understand the hype about the royals. And stop comparing this poor woman to Diana! I hope she is far stronger than that.

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