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World's Top Designers Sketch Royal Wedding Dress

16/12/2010 11:59 | Updated 22 May 2015

WWD has drafted in the talents Karl Lagerfeld, Christian Lacroix, Vera Wang, Gucci's Frida Giannini, Angela Missoni, Tommy Hilfiger, Prabal Gurung and Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pier Paolo Piccioli for Valentino and asked them to imagine what the Kate Middleton will be wearing down the aisle on her wedding day.

In the story WWD notes: "Though it's unlikely we've hit on the winner - the only Brit to submit was Elizabeth Emanuel, who, with her then-husband David, designed Diana Spencer's storybook extravaganza in 1981 - the offerings here provide alluring ideas for Kate's consideration."

One thing's for sure - the future Queen of England has got a queue of international design talent poised at their sewing machines as soon as she's ready to make her decision.

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Designers sketch royal wedding dress

"The Victorian wedding dress, with a twist - high boots and open in the front." - Karl Lagerfeld

Designers sketch royal wedding dress

"The tradition of intricate hand-pieced lacework in the high-necked bodice with elbow-length sleeves, together with the voluminous skirt of a mixture of stiff and soft silk tulle, feels regal, yet poetic." - Vera Wang

Designers sketch royal wedding dress

"It's entirely different from the Diana dress I designed, which was very much of the 80s, but it's still fitting for a royal occasion. It's a much more modern dress, but romantic and out of the ordinary." - Elizabeth Emanuel

Designers sketch royal wedding dress

"I think that there will be so many comparisons to the late Princess Diana that her dress should almost be the opposite of what Diana's was - modern, simple and very elegant." - Tom Mora, vice president of wedding and special occasion, J Crew

Designers sketch royal wedding dress

"I love the idea of mixing traditional opulence with a very clean aesthetic." - Jason Wu

Designers sketch royal wedding dress

"The look is regal with respect for the heritage of the royal family but represents what modern Europe is all about." - Prabal Gurung

Designers sketch royal wedding dress

"For Kate I would showcase the British tradition with a wonderfully beautiful, yet modern hat worn under a full-length veil with a deconstructed cascade train balancing the formality." - Rachel Roy

Designers sketch royal wedding dress

"Kate has a sophisticated yet playful and modern look, so for her wedding she'd be a vision in a mix of traditional, whimsical and classically beautiful." - Tommy Hilfiger

Designers sketch royal wedding dress

"We designed a 'blossoming' dress because we imagined her as a new Botticellian Venus."

- Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pier Paolo Piccioli, Valentino

Designers sketch royal wedding dress

"We see Kate going completely classic. We love this off-the-shoulder silhouette for her." - Mark Badgley and James Mischka, Badgley Mischka

Designers sketch royal wedding dress

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