Wouldn’t it be nuts if Katie Middleton wanted a Project Runway alumnus to design her royal wedding dress? Only in our wildest dreams! Yet that didn’t stop Project Runway to ask 52 alumni to sketch out their wedding dress for her. Some of the gowns were standard royal wedding fare, while others looked like they’d be more appropriate on the runway or a burlesque show rather than the future princess of England. Still, it was great checking out the sketches of these designers while discovering what they’ve been up to lately. Unfortunately, Christian Siriano did not participate in this challenge.
Mondo Guerra wanted to design something “over the top” for Kate Middleton. He put her in a larger-than-life ballgown with lavender and periwinkle undertones, flowers running down the bodice, and a black velvet sash. Though this design looks more like a pageant dress than a royal wedding gown, I kind of enjoyed the scrapbook-like sketch.
Daniel Franco designed a crepe silk dress with a bias cut and an 11-foot Chantilly lace train embellished with Swarovski crystal. I love the silhouette of this dress, but I think it shows a little too much skin. Remember, we’re talking about a royal wedding here, so the dress has to be cut a little conservatively.
Kara Saun’s design is also a little inappropriate for the royal wedding but I love it anyway. The color combinations, patterns, and textures is to die for. I’d wear this gown in a heartbeat.
For me, the design by Chip Verreos belongs to the few i always can truly picture Kate Middleton donning. This pale yellow silk Mikado column gown carries a high bateau neckline which has a plunging details and fit-to-flare silhouette. That waist in addition to neckline tend to be decorated by using hand-sewn Swarovski crystals. Clothes also includes an very old Chantilly wide lace and silk tulle veil, in addition to a removable cascading educate. Definitely any gown fit for any princess.
Another design worthy of a royal wedding is Simone LeBlanc’s sketch. Unlike most of the designers, who only seemed to consider their personal tastes, he took into account the historical significance of the wedding and combined this with her youthful energy. The result is a gown with a Victorian lace bodice, kept modern and up-to-date with a v-neck. The dramatic skirt and train will fill the cathedral, yet the fitted high waist will flatter her lean figure.
Carmen Webber’s sketch really needs to be my favored illustration in the group, though I’m not too crazy in regards to the dress. She were going to create any Spring Yard Goddess glimpse, which I believe is a little bit unnecessary because Kate Middleton doesn’t must feel for instance one. She is marrying that crown knight in shining armor of England in the end. Not any fan in the cropped shrug either, even so the hat appears to be something she would put on.