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Kate Middleton's wedding dress designed by Sarah Burton at Alexander McQueen

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04/29/2011 by OnTheRedCarpet.com Staff

Kate Middleton's wedding dress was designed by Sarah Burton at Alexander McQueen, according to Palace officials.

The bride's gown is lacy with a plunging neckline. Individual flowers were hand-cut from lace and placed onto the ivory silk, officials said.

"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," officials said on the Royal Wedding website.

Middleton worked closely with Burton to make the dress.

Her wedding shoes, made of ivory duchesse satin with lace hand-embroidery, were hand-made by the Alexander McQueen team.

"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," Burton said in a press statement according to The Guardian. "It was such an incredible honour to be asked, and I am so proud of what we and the Alexander McQueen team have created. I am delighted that the dress represents the best of British craftsmanship."

She adds, "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."

The rumor mill of designers for Middleton's wedding dress has been running since the couple announced their engagement in November 2010. The list of rumored designers included Burton, Bruce Oldfield, Philippa Lepley and Daniela Issa Helayel.

Middleton's sister, Philippa Charlotte "Pippa" Middleton, who is the maid of honor, also wore a dress by Burton.

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