McQueen’s new collection: fit for a royal wedding?

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  • Sarah Burton’s latest show only served to fuel those rumours that Kate Middleton could well be saying her vows in a McQueen wedding gown…

    We’ve all been trying to second guess which designer Kate Middleton will turn to for that gown of gowns, but Sarah Burton’s latest collection only served to fuel those rumours that the royal bride could well be walking down the aisle in a McQueen wedding dress…

    SEE KATE MIDDLETON’S ROYAL STYLE PARADE HERE!

    The whispers began last week – with the Sunday Times reporting that Sarah’s designs were a hot favourite with Kate.

    According to the paper, the bride-to-be has had her heart set on an Alexander McQueen wedding dress ever since she saw friend Sara Buys marry Tom Parker Bowles in an ivory strapless gown by the British fashion house, back in 2005.

    Alexander McQueen Autumn/Winter 2011 - Kate Middleton, royal wedding, dress, bridal, gowm, McQueen, inspired, wedding, Prince William, design, Sarah Burton, fashion, Marie Claire

    So while last season saw Sarah Burton’s debut collection for the eponymous brand under severe scrutiny – but for a very different reason – all eyes were once again fixed firmly on the McQueen catwalk last night.

    Alexander McQueen Autumn/Winter 2011 - Kate Middleton, royal wedding, dress, bridal, gowm, McQueen, inspired, wedding, Prince William, design, Sarah Burton, fashion, Marie Claire

    And fuel those wedding rumours she did…

    Alexander McQueen Autumn/Winter 2011 - Kate Middleton, royal wedding, dress, bridal, gowm, McQueen, inspired, wedding, Prince William, design, Sarah Burton, fashion, Marie Claire

    The Autumn/Winter 2011 collection featured a selection of stunning bridal-inspired gowns with dramatic tulle trains, stunning embellished bodices and form-celebrating sculpted sillhouettes – the kind of exquisite attention to detail more than befitting a princess.

    Alexander McQueen Autumn/Winter 2011 - Kate Middleton, royal wedding, dress, bridal, gowm, McQueen, inspired, wedding, Prince William, design, Sarah Burton, fashion, Marie Claire

    We can’t think of a better way to champion emerging British talent, while paying tribute to the late designer himself.

    Would you like to see Kate Middleton walk down the aisle in a McQueen gown? Let us know your thoughts in the comments box below!

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