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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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big time laywer on

THERE ARE NO ONE IN THAT COUNTRY THAT IS ROYAL ITS A BUNCH OF POARCHERS THE IDOITS THERE CALL ROYAL AND GIVE THEM EVERY THING THEY WANT

Diane on

Please stop!!!!! I’m sick of hearing about this, day in and day out!

Jon on

Interesting to hear, I hope that happens?

elisbeth on

Big time Lawyer needs to brush up on his grammer and a dictionary would help too. POARCHERS???

kim on

Oldfield designed Princess Diana’s most iconic dress–the beaded pearl dress with high collar jacket. Not surprising he’d get a look, if not a nod for “The Dress.”

Jecasm on

Big time laywer sounds to be about 14 years old and illiterate. The English and grammar sounds like he’s in an ESL class and here he is commenting about something he obviously does not understand.

Lisa on

Wow, that dress is stunning! I am a very big fan of Monique Lhuillier (I had my wedding dress designed to look like one of her ballgowns), but this is so elegant, breathtaking. I am very excited to see what dress she wears.

side note: Why do people come onto these sites, click on the article links, only to spend time and energy stating things like, “Please stop!!!!! I’m sick of hearing about this, day in and day out!” I don’t get it. Oh well, moving on…

TB on

Well Diane, you can stop reading and commenting about something you don’t care about.

Leah on

Is all this incessant speculation necessary??? We’ll know who is designing the dress when she wears it. Give it a rest! I love People but I’ve been avoiding this site because I’m so sick of hearing about this wedding. Enough!

me on

if you don’t like to read or hear about the tune to another site. I like to see what is going on, it was the last thing I did with my grandmother before she died. It brings back happier times. I hope they live and have a wonderful life. SO if you don’t like it then do read it and stop complaining about people and others being happy.

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