Vera Wang: Royal wedding dress needs pomp
Published 11/02/2011 | 15:09
Vera Wang wants to create Kate Middleton a wedding dress with "a lot of pomp and circumstance".
The American designer is famed for creating lavish gowns, with Victoria Beckham, Jessica Simpson and Khloé Kardashian among the stars to choose her for their big day.
Kate will marry Britain’s Prince William in a ceremony at Westminster Abbey in London in April, and speculation is rife about who she will pick to design her dress. Vera would love the task, and has already come up with idea she thinks would suit the bride-to-be.
"I think a lot of pomp and circumstance,” she said. “I think because of her stature and the fact that she will someday be queen of England, undoubtedly... I think it should reflect who she is and her place in history.”
Vera’s new range of wedding dresses called WHITE by Vera Wang is being unveiled today. The collection is more affordable than her usual creations, with gowns ranging from $600 to $1,400.
Vera was keen to ensure women from all walks of life feel special on their wedding day, which is why the new range is so important to her. As well as being affordable, the plan is for the robes to be available in US sizes 0 to 26.
“It's about all wonderful, happy brides that are about to get married and embark on the journey of their lives. These are very special dresses conceived with design and thought and care,” she told ET.
“As a designer, to me you're only as valid as the people you can affect... And [now] I'm able to reach more brides in a way that I feel is valid for my brand and for my name.”