1950s feel to gown ‘set to in­spire oth­ers’

Yorkshire Post - - ROYAL WEDDING -

PRINCESS EU­GE­NIE’S strik­ing wed­ding dress, by Pe­ter Pilotto and Christo­pher De Vos, fea­tured a dis­tinc­tive wide fold-over neck­line ca­ress­ing her shoul­ders. Peta Hunt, ed­i­tor-at-large for

You and Your Wed­ding magazine, said the gown, with its fit­ted bodice and full pleated skirt, had a 1950s feel.

“I thought it was fan­tas­tic. The gen­tle V-neck is ca­ress­ing the shoul­ders,” Ms Hunt said.

“She’s worked with her shape. She has a fab­u­lously long train and no veil. It ac­tu­ally shows off her face. It’s very so­phis­ti­cated and el­e­gant.”

She pre­dicted Eu­ge­nie’s choice would in­spire fu­ture brides.

“I think there will be girls fol­low­ing that trend,” she said.

The bride’s sparkling tiara was the Gre­ville Emer­ald Kokoshnik Tiara, lent to her by her grand­mother, the Queen. It was made by Boucheron for Mrs Gre­ville in 1919 in the fash­ion­able “kokoshnik” style pop­u­larised in the Rus­sian Im­pe­rial Court.

The tiara is made of bril­liant and rose cut di­a­monds pave set in plat­inum, with six emer­alds on ei­ther side.

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