Gown’s deep backline reveals old scars
BARING her shoulders in a sculptured gown with a deep backline, Princess Eugenie’s walk down the aisle showed off her childhood battle with scoliosis and her patronage motto: “It’s OK to show your scars.”
Peter Pilotto and Christopher De Vos were asked to craft the gown of silk jacquard, to make a feature of her scoliosis scars, after she was operat- ed on at 12 and now has two steel rods supporting her spine.
The A-line silhouette was kept simple at the front but featured modern pleating and a sweeping train, which billowed out behind her.
She chose not to wear a veil but the designers wove motifs into the gown’s Italian fabric – shamrocks for her mother’s family, the York rose, and ivy from outside the couple’s Kensington Palace cottage.
The bride’s Greville Emerald Kokoshnik Tiara was “borrowed” from the Queen.
Her diamond and emerald drop earrings, were “new” gifts from her husband.
The bouquet featured lily of the valley, stephanotis pips, baby blue thistles, white spray roses and ivy.