Sarah Burton: I’m “Very Proud” to Design Kate Middleton’s Dress

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Now that the cat is out of the bag, Alexander McQueen's creative director, Sarah Burton, can finally open up about the process of designing Dutchess Catherine Middleton's wedding dress.

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Calling it "the experience of a lifetime," the clothier explained that "Alexander McQueen's designs are all about bringing contrasts together to create startling and beautiful clothes and I hope that by marrying traditional fabrics and lacework, with a modern structure and design we have created a beautiful dress for Catherine on her wedding day."

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"The last few months have been very exciting and an incredible experience for my team and I," she continued, "as we have worked closely with Catherine to create this dress under conditions of the strictest secrecy."

Burton admitted that it wasn't easy to keep the details of the 29-year-old bride's dress under wraps.

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"Understandably, Catherine has been very keen to keep the details of her dress a secret, which is every bride's prerogative," she explained. "We gave an undertaking to keep our role confidential until the day of the wedding."

After Middleton made her grand entrance outside Westminster Abbey on Friday morning, Burton said Prince William's longtime love looked "absolutely stunning."

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"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 honored to have been given the opportunity to work on this project," she said. "I wish TRH The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge every good wish for the future."

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