On April 29th, 2011, Kate Middleton donned a McQueen dress (with a serious bang of 'Princess Grace' off it), complete with a majestic train carried by sister Pippa, who's posterior then went on to garner worldwide fame.
Now, five years later, deceased designer Alexander McQueen is being sued for allegedly copying the dress by a bridal designer from Hertfordshire called Christine Kendall. Kendall has filed with the Intellectual Property Enterprise in London, claiming that "the dress copied aspects of her own designs, which she says she sent to the palace prior to the royal wedding. With what she calls a '1950s theme' featuring a "full A-line skirt and an unusual feature at the rear using layers edged with appliqué lace,' the designer says the final design would not have been the same without her input."
In which, a rep for Grace Kelly and several other brides in between should probably get in touch...
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Kendall says she submitted the design to the Royals five months prior to the wedding, and received a response along the lines of, "thanks a million, if Kate's interested in your designs, she'll give you a shout."
Speaking with The Sunday Times, a rep for McQueen said: "Christine Kendall first approached us almost four years ago, when we were clear with her that any suggestion Sarah Burton’s design of the royal wedding dress was copied from her designs was nonsense."
Are you a fan of the Grace Kelly lace look when it come to bridal wear?