The Sarah Burton designed Alexander McQueen royal wedding gown is up for this year’s top design prize
It was the fashion moment of 2011, maybe even the decade, and now the Duchess of Cambridge’s Sarah Burton designed Alexander McQueen royal wedding dress is in the running to scoop a top design prize.
The ivory satin gazar bridal gown with a fitted bodice and lace appliqué detailing, which Kate Middleton wore to marry Prince William in a fairy tale-esque ceremony last April, is nominated for the Design Museum’s Design of the Year Award 2012.
In the fashion category, it’s up against the likes of the record-breaking Alexander McQueen exhibition, Savage Beauty, which was held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, as well as the autumn/winter 2011 collections from Celine and Mary Katrantzou, and Vivienne Westwood’s Ethical Fashion Africa range.
Other notable nominees in separate categories include London’s Olympics 2012 Velodrome (architecture), the Olympic torch (product) and an earthquake-proof table made in Israel (furniture).
All the nominations will be on show at the Designs of the Year exhibition at the Design Museum in London, which opens to the public on 8th February 2012. Category winners and the overall victor will be announced at an awards ceremony on 24th April.
Visit designmuseum.org to find out more.