Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Lifestyle: Designer of Kate Middleton's Wedding Dress High Hopes are for Bruce Oldfield

They say the April wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton is going to put Britain back on the map.  This very much rings true also to the designer who would get the privelege of making Kate's wedding dress.

A favorite, Brazilian-born desiner of the Issa brand, Daniella Helayel was a strong bet together with the brand Phillipa Lepley.  That was then.  Now, British fashion designer, Bruce Oldfield is topping all bets.  He had been designing dresses for Princess Diana since 1980, the time she became a princess.  With Diana being brought to life the moment her son's engagement happened it would be no surprise if Oldfield's wedding gown would be the chosen one.

Daniella Helayel, designer of the Issa brand, touted then to design the royal wedding dress.

Phillipa Lepley wedding gowns
Oldfield graduated from St. Martin's School of Art in London.  Best known for his couture dresses he had dressed royalty, celebrities and even revamped McDonald's crew uniform in 2008.  His ready-to-wear line gowns are priced starting at £1,700.

Sample of Bruce Oldfield's Wedding Dresses

McDonald's uniform revamped by Bruce Oldfield.

Among the celebrities Bruce Oldfield already dressed are:  Samantha Cameron, Jemima Khan, Sienna Miller, Rihanna, Barbra Streisand, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Diana Ross, Taylor Swift, Anjelica Houston, Faye Dunaway, Melanie Griffith, Jerry Hall and Joan Collins.

Queen Rania of Jordan, Bruce Oldfield and Jemima Khan
His royal clients include Queen Rania of Jordan, the late Princess Diana and Queen Noor of Jordan.