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Designer Kay Unger On Kate Middleton's Royal Wedding Style: 'Keep It Modern!' Exclusive!

Thu, December 2, 2010 5:20pm EDT by HL Intern Add first Comment
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Everyone’s abuzz with predictions on the princess-to-be’s future wedding dress, and we have exclusive input from one of New York’s finest fashion divas!

Kay Unger knows what women want– even Kate Middleton! The designer’s “less is more” approach lends itself to many of her retail labels, such as Kay Unger New York, Phoebe Couture, Unger by Kay Unger and Kay J’s by Kay Unger. Kay is known not only for her adorable, wearable dresses, but her willingness to listen and respond to clients’ needs. We were lucky to run into her at Bergdorf Goodman Dec 1, and ask her a few questions about the world’s most speculated wedding wardrobe! Keep reading to get the details!

  • On what Kate should wear on her big day: She has a fashion edge but actually kind of traditional at the same time. I’m kind of thinking organza in some way. Layers of different kinds of silk organza, like satin face silk organza, regular silk organza, what’s called silk gazar, which is a texture. I think that she’s going to be more modern. I don’t know if there’s going to be any lace, but I think to keep it more modern it would be fabric manipulation, but then maybe some stones to make it more authentic.”
  • Should Kate opt to wear a British designer? “I think she would pick somebody from England. That would be fantastic.”
  • Kay dishes on whether Kate should don a hat with her gown:I think that she’ll probably do something sensational, perhaps if she does the textured silk gazar. It forms that same airy feeling of the black hat you see her pictured in all the time.”
  • Will Kate be a modern day Diana?I think she’ll change it up. First of all I think that she’s going to probably want to come off as a stronger woman. I think Lady Diana was amazing, but she’s lucky enough to have Lady Di before her. I think that there’s more acceptance now in their family for a woman who’s going to be a little bit different.”

–Brooke Peoples with reporting by Jessica Booth

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