This Designer is suing Alexander McQueen for Kate Middleton’s Wedding Gown
Posted On Apr 25, 2016
Say Yes to the Dress gone bad?
Bridal designer Christine Kendall is suing Alexander McQueen’s label along with their creative director, Sarah Burton, stating that the royal wedding gown worn by Kate Middleton back in 2011 was a copy of her own design.
Kendall says that she sent in sketches of gowns to the Duchess five months before her wedding. She then received a letter of gratitude from the office of Prince William acknowledging her designs were received.
“Miss Catherine Middleton has asked me to write and thank you so much for your letter of 18th November enclosing bridal gown designs. Miss Middleton was most interested to see your work and very much appreciated you taking the trouble to write. Should she wish to see more of your designs I will of course be in touch.”
Five years later, Kendall claims that Kate’s dress wouldn’t have been possible without her designs, and is going as far as filing legal claims to prove just that. This isn’t the first time Kendall has claimed this. She made a YouTube video two years ago explaining why she thought the gown was influenced by her design.
Kendall has also made it clear that her claim is not against the Kate stating that “This claim is not against the duchess and there is no allegation of wrongdoing against the palace.”
Alexander McQueen has made a statement declaring that the claims are “ridiculous:”
“We are utterly baffled by this legal claim,” a McQueen spokesperson said. “Christine Kendall first approached us at Alexander McQueen almost four years ago, when we were clear with her that any suggestion Sarah Burton’s design of the royal wedding dress was copied from her designs was nonsense. Sarah Burton never saw any of Ms Kendall’s designs or sketches and did not know of Ms Kendall before Ms Kendall got in touch with us—some 13 months after the wedding. We do not know why Ms Kendall has raised this again, but there are no ifs, buts or maybes here: this claim is ridiculous.”
What are your thoughts? Did Sarah steal Christine’s designs?
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