Posted Wed, December 15, 2010 2:32pm EDT

See What Designer's Karl Lagerfeld, Elizabeth Emanuel & More Think Kate Middleton Should Wear Down The Aisle!

Posted Wed, December 15, 2010 2:32pm EDT

Is Kate Middleton living every girl’s fairytale right now or what? Not only is she marrying a Prince, she has the world’s top designers offering their take on what the bride should wear!

Planning is underway for the wedding of the century, and there’s a serious case of ‘Royal Wedding Fever‘ going around! In fact, WWD asked 29 different designers from Karl Lagerfeld to Tommy Hilfiger to come up with the perfect creation for Kate Middleton to wear when she weds Prince William. Imagine having the likes of Vera Wang, Frida Giannini, and Alberta Ferretti designing a gown for you to wear to walk down the aisle! (Note to self; that is not going to happen).

The submissions flooded in, thick and fast. Sketches ranged from, yellow (I don’t think so, Chris Benz), to Lagerfeld’s take on “the Victorian wedding dress, with a twist – high boots and open in the front,” (we all knew Karl would dream big).

Gucci’s Giannini says she, “Admires the balance Kate Middleton strikes between elegant and contemporary with her unmistakable style. For her, I had in mind clean lines, soft shapes and classic touches such as the boat neckline and distinctive train.”

Elizabeth Emanuel, who designed Diana Spencer‘s storybook extravaganza in 1981, designed a modern day gown, adding, “It’s entirely different from the Diana dress I designed, which was very much of the Eighties, but it’s still fitting for a royal occasion. It’s a much more modern dress, but romantic and out of the ordinary.”

Vera Wang, offered up a more likely idea. “The tradition of intricate hand-pieced lacework in the high-necked bodice with elbow-length sleeves, together with the voluminous skirt of a mixture of stiff and soft silk tulle, feels regal, yet poetic.” (Yes, I’ll take one of those Vera. Date and man of choice yet to be confirmed).

Other impressive designers included Tory Burch, Lyn Devon, Prabal Gurung and Jason Wu.

Which design do you like the most? Did any of the designer’s get it spot on? Tell us what you think!

–Ashleigh Lytton

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