Face to face with a modern icon

No, we’re not talking Lady Gaga here. Instead, the modern icon to which I’m referring is THE dress of 2011, the Duchess of Cambridge’s wedding gown.
 
Image via the Guardian
For those of you wishing to get up close and personal with the McQueen dress, it is being exhibited at Buckingham Palace as part of the venue’s annual Summer Opening. As well as the dress, you can also see the veil, earrings, shoes, bouquet and cake from the event, plus the beautiful Cartier “Halo” tiara that Kate borrowed from the Queen.
The exhibition also features a five minute video of Sarah Burton, the McQueen designer, explaining how the dress was made and detailing the triumphs of engineering hidden beneeath the folds of silk gazar. Who would have thought, for example, that there was a special panel in the back to ensure that the train hung properly?
The dress will be on display until October 3rd and for more information visit www.royalcollection.org. But be quick – there has been an unprecedented demand for tickets and there is a strong chance they will sell out, such is the power of The Dress!
 – Helen