Caroline Charles Talks The Royal Wedding!

18 February 2011

Entirely predictably, seven minutes (approximately) after the start of London Fashion Week, Grazia Daily has already gone backstage to bag a brilliant scoop about the forthcoming royal wedding, and the lovely Kate Middleton’s wedding dress.

Caroline Charles, grande Dame of LFW, showed her A/W ’11 collection this morning which closed with an awesome, if bonkers, bejewelled bridal dress in black - complete with top hat, crystal encrusted rose and acres of netting.

When asked by Grazia Daily if she was doing anything for The Wedding, Charles knowingly answered ‘I am doing SOMETHING… But my lips are tightly sealed [as to what it is].’

Caroline has form when it comes to dressing royalty – Diana, Princess of Wales was a customer, as is Helen Mirren (stay with us) and she also designed the official scarf for the 40th anniversary of the Queen’s accession to the throne. As a designer, she is known for her wearable and sophisticated pieces, so would certainly have been considered a ‘safe’ choice to design the wedding dress of the century. Though that, admittedly, was before this morning’s explosion of black net.

On Kate Middleton’s wedding attire, the designer did expand, albeit hypothetically, to say she thought that Kate would ‘be brave if she didn’t wear white… but there could be, maybe a twinkle or something’, referring to her use of sequins on the catwalk. ‘She’d look wonderful in my finale piece’ she added. ‘Though I’m not sure she’d take to the top hat’.

Caroline; we are intrigued…

- Alex Butt


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