Did Kate Middleton say her “I do’s” in a knock-off designer wedding dress?
A Hertfordshire bridal designer is attempting to bring Alexander McQueen to the cleaners. Christine Kendall is suing the British design house and its creative director Sarah Burton over Kate Middleton’s 2011 classic wedding dress. The traditional dress was designed by Burton and handmade in Alexander McQueen’s studio in London.
The bridal designer claims that she presented design sketches to the Duchess in November 2010, 5 months before the Royal Wedding in April 2011. A claim with no merit as a spokesperson for Kate Middleton has denied the allegations. Kendall’s lawyers have commented that the lawsuit is not directed at the Royal Family and Kendall does not hold them responsible for any wrong doing.
Alexander McQueen have rubbished the claim, stating that Kendall first approached them about the issue four years ago, 13 months after the Royal Wedding. At the time, the British design house declared that any suggestion that Sarah Burton had copied or stolen Kendall’s designs or ideas was nonsense. Alexander McQueen also added that Sarah Burton had not seen any of the Hertfordshire Designer’s sketches or work and had not met or heard of Christine Kendall prior to the allegations. The fashion label concluded: “We do not know why Ms Kendall has raised this again, but there are no ifs, buts or maybes here: this claim is ridiculous.”
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