Suzannah Crabb On Dressing Pippa Middleton For Prince George's Christening: 'It's What Every Designer Dreams Of'

23 October 2013 by

Pippa Middleton wears couture designer Suzannah Crabb at christening of Prince George

Pippa Middleton wears couture designer Suzannah [Getty]

Pippa Middleton has arrived with her family at the much-anticipated christening of Prince George and is looking as polished as ever. We now know that the Duchess of Cambridge's little sister is wearing an ensemble courtesy of London boutique Suzannah. The look consists of a cream wool trapeze coat with blush pink trim and oyster silk lining worn over the blush lace ‘Paris’ dress, both styled by Suzannah Crabb herself.

As for Pippa’s headgear, she's opted for a pill box hat created by British milliner Edwina Ibbotson - it comes in a blush and oyster tone and features a beaded corsage - topped off with Emmy shoes. The entire look is available at Suzannah's London boutique so get thee there!

Ms Middleton hand-picked Suzannah to design, make and style the outfit. 'We aimed for understated beauty, drawing inspiration from a 1960s coat dress that I bought in LA, among other vintage looks and archive pieces,' says Suzannah. 'Creating a couture dress and frock coat not only for the occasion of the royal christening, but for Pippa Middleton, who is so naturally elegant and stylish is a commission that every designer dreams of. It’s so exciting that British fashion has such a champion.'

Pippa Middleton Wears Suzannah Outfit For The Christening Of Prince George

Pippa Middleton at Prince George's christening [BBC]

Brilliantly, hours of research went into the history of royal christenings to prepare for the outfit. It had to be both beautiful and appropriate from the length of the hem to the style of the millinery and the subtle colour and cut.  Lace has been a popular fabric choice by significant guests at royal christenings since 1926 and a dress in a style similar was worn by Princess Victoria of Sweden to the christening of her daughter Princess Estelle in 2012.    

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As well as Pippa Middleton, Suzannah has designed for Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie and rock stars Paloma Faith and Marina and The Diamonds.  Lady Rose Gilman, Lady Davina Lewis, the Countess of Ulster all wore Suzannah dresses to the royal wedding. Her creations are distinctive for their elegant, distinctive sculpture and craftsmanship, hand-finished and cut to vintage principles in London. Nice one! See Pippa's style evolution in the gallery below...

Pippa Middleton at a memorial service for Sir David Frost at Westminster Abbey on March 13, 2014 in London, England

Pippa Middleton attends the wedding of Arabella Musgrave and George Galliers-Pratt at St Paul's Church, Knightsbridge on February 8, 2014 in London, England

Pippa Middleton attends the Cheltenham Festival Day 3 at Cheltenham racecourse on March 14, 2013 in London, England

Pippa Middleton in LOGUE London Shirtdress, Givenchy Sunglasses and Pauls Boutique Bag - 4 September 2013

Pippa Middleton AEGON Championships, June 2013

Pippa Middleton in a dress by Tabitha Webb for Fashion Targets Breast Cancer, May 2013

Pippa Middleton at her book launch in Paper London, October 2012

Pippa Middleton wearing Stella McCartney at her book launch, October 2012

Pippa Middleton at her book launch, October 2012

Pippa Middleton wearing Markus Lupfer at her book launch, October 2012

Pippa Middleton wearing Roksanda at her book launch, October 2012

Pippa Middlen at the US Open in the 'Rayleigh' dress by Paper London, October 2012

Pippa Middleton at the US Open Tennis Championships, September 2012

Pippa Middleton at Wimbledon, June 2012

Pippa Middleton with sister Kate at Wimbledon wearing Project D, June 2012

Pippa Middleton at the French Open in 2011

Pippa Middleton at Wimbledon, June 2011

Pippa Middleton at Wimbledon, June 2011

Pippa at Wimbledon in an Orla Kiely jacket, June 2012

Pippa Middleton at a wedding wearing Catherine Deane

Pippa Middleton carrying a Tory Burch bag

Pippa Middleton in a Beulah London scarf

Pippa Middleton in a Beulah London scarf

Pippa Middleton wearing Catherine Deane, London


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