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Kate Middleton created her own dress, says designer

Kate Middleton's wedding dress showed 'a lot of her personality’, says the designer Sarah Burton, of Alexander McQueen.

Since Kate Middleton entered Westminster Abbey last Friday, her wedding dress designer, Sarah Burton, has been lavished with praise.

Now, Burton has admitted that it is the bride who deserves much of the credit.

The British designer says the dress “was a collaboration” between Kate and Alexander McQueen, the French-owned label of which she is the creative director.

“It was made for her and has a lot of her personality in it,” says Burton, who was the guest of honour at a party to launch a McQueen exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.

Burton says that Kate, or the Duchess of Cambridge, as she now is, “couldn’t have been more lovely” as they worked together on the ivory satin and lace gown.

Burton also designed the dress worn by Kate’s sister, Pippa Middleton, who was the maid of honour. The Middletons were “really nice and down to earth”, she says.

“The most fun I had was trying to hide,” she says. “We laughed a lot about that.”