"It has been the experience of a lifetime to work with Catherine Middleton to create her wedding dress, and I have enjoyed every moment of it" she said today, after being seen smoothing the bridal train at Westminster Abbey. "It was such an incredible honour to be asked, and I am so proud of what we and the Alexander McQueen team have created.
Echoing the palace's statement that "Miss Middleton chose British brand Alexander McQueen for the beauty of its craftsmanship and its respect for traditional workmanship and the technical construction of clothing", Burton declared herself "delighted that the dress represents the best of British craftsmanship. Alexander McQueen's designs are all about bringing contrasts together to create startling and beautiful clothes and I hope that by marrying traditional fabrics and lacework, with a modern structure and design, we have created a beautiful dress for Catherine on her wedding day."
“Catherine looked absolutely stunning today, and the team at Alexander McQueen are very proud of what we have created. The dress was just one component of a spectacular day, and I do not think it is appropriate to comment any further beyond saying that I personally am very grateful and honoured to have been given the opportunity to work on this project, and I wish TRH The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge every good wish for the future.”
The unique lace custom made for the dress incorporates four emblems of the United Kingdom; the rose, thistle, daffodil and the shamrock. Embellishing flowers were cut from English and French Chantilly lace, and the layers of the dress were also designed to resemble an opening flower.