Gown’s deep back­line re­veals old scars

The Courier-Mail - - NEWS -

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.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Australia

© PressReader. All rights reserved.