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BUZZ: Could Kate Middleton Choose Alexander McQueen for Her Wedding Gown?

03/09/2011 at 01:00 PM ET

Kate Middleton Alexander McQueen Wedding Dress Rumors
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Will it be a McQueen for the princess? As Sarah Burton — who took over as creative director of Alexander McQueen following the designer’s death last year — sent out a collection in Paris on Tuesday that pointed to “The Ice Queen and her court” as the show’s theme, rumors are running rampant that she’s designing a gown for a real (and certainly warmer) princess-to-be. The U.K.’s Sunday Times splashed “Revealed: McQueen designer to make royal wedding dress” across its front page this weekend, but the British house denies the commission for Kate Middleton. A representative for McQueen says, “I can confirm that Alexander McQueen are not making Kate Middleton’s wedding dress.” But with a fall/winter 2011 collection that culminated in not one, but four frothy white gowns fit for a princess, Burton certainly proved she was up for the task. Suggestions for the designer of the dress that Middleton, 29, will wear at her wedding to Prince William on April 29 have ranged from British designers Bruce Oldfield to Philippa Lepley. The palace has consistently said Middleton wants to keep the designer a secret until the big day, though, and a palace spokesman wouldn’t comment Sunday saying this was simply the latest “speculation.” Still, fashionistas are holding out hope that the McQueen rumor will turn out to be true. Only 50 days till we know for sure! –Reporting by Simon Perry and Monique Jessen

Kate Middleton Alexander McQueen Wedding Dress Rumors
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L.F. on

The ugliest dresses I’ve ever seen.

Jill K on

Yes, I agree! I wouldn’t wear any of those! And what’s up with that cage thing on the last one??

Sunny on

I think it would be great if she chose McQueen as her design house for the wedding. Break out of all the moulds of the stuffy and frumpy royal family. Strut your stuff Kate – it’s YOUR Day!

katie on

yes, totally atrocious…please kate no.

sharon on

They have got to be the ugliest wedding dresses ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Misha Lauenstein on

“Could Kate Middleton Choose Alexander McQueen for Her Wedding Gown?”

I’ve heard of using raw meat for a gown, but using a person would be too weird.

lorelei51h on

Those are some of the ugliest Wedding Gowns I have ever seen. All I can say is YIKES!!!!!!!!!!!

Tiff on

The first one is the best one…I doubt she would wear them though.

Rebecca on

Truly hidious and too tacky for a future Queen of England. Kate’s tastes appear to be more conservative. Also, just too over the top for a future princess who appears to be sensitive to those less fortunate during the economic turmoil right now.

Janna on

I too agree. These have to be the most pathetic wedding dresses of all kind. Please, Kate..”NO”

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