Karl Lagerfeld approved of Kate Middleton's royal wedding dress, describing the Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen gown as "elegant and chic".
Speaking on the ceremony for French television, Lagerfeld compared the dress to Diana’s: "It's a bridal gown of very refined detail, much more refined than the one Diana wore."
"Alexander McQueen's dresses are always very elegant. It's very pretty, and relatively classic, but that goes with the decor, with a little touch of the 1950s that recalls Marilyn Monroe or Queen Elizabeth II's dress.
"The lace is pretty, especially the embroidered veil and the tiara not too high, without too heavy a bun. It's ravishing and the length of the train is perfect," he continued.
"It's all elegant and chic — you don't need to be born a royal princess to be like that," he declared.
Lagerfeld was tight-lipped about the Queen's canary yellow coat dress and matching hat, and praised her consort the Duke of Edinburgh for wearing his uniform: "Whatever you say, it's better than an ugly suit."
But, if the famous designer was generally enthusiastic about the "magnificent and magical spectacle", he was a little less generous in his views on some of the outfits worn by less famous guests in Westminster Abbey.
Referring to one woman who wore a hat with an enormous brim that obscured her from view, he burst out: "Why, it's the headless woman."
And, upon seeing a guest wearing a coat in a rough fabric that resembled upholstery, he exclaimed: "She's wearing a sofa on her back!"