Grace Kelly Wedding
May 3, 2011 by Post Team
Grace Kelly Wedding, FAST SEAM dressmaker Kevin Thornhill has won a race against time to recreate the wedding dress of Kate Middleton. Within 24 hours, 49 years old, he completed his version of the mythical dress – cost £ 350 to build – in time for a charity show.
Kevin was from the Royal wedding day to make your own version of the dress Duchess of Cambridge.
He said that depending on how complicated the design was, he would do everything possible to mimic the details to show the dress during the parade on Saturday at the Church of All Saints, Cleadon Village, which raised funds for the church.
And he did. At 4 pm, rushed to buy three yards of lace to copy the dress of Grace Kelly in 1950′s style, which had been designed by Sarah Burton, assistant to the late designer Alexander McQueen and was the talk of the world.
Fortunately, Kevin already had some of duchess satin at home, similar to silk to make the new royal clothing.
Kevin dress with a train of 8 feet, like Kate, and a detailed blouse.
At 9 am on Saturday, corset style blouse that was made.
He spent the rest of the working day on the slopes and other details.
Sunderland trained dressmaker Terry Fox, who worked with David and Elizabeth Emmanuel in the wedding dress of Princess Diana who had to walk down the aisle at the Cathedral of St. Paul to marry Prince Charles in 1981.
He said: “Kate was silk, but to make a copy, you can not afford to go all in silk.
“I tried to copy everything he could, working out of the images on TV.
“I had to look for more photos because the TV does not really show a lot of the back of the train.
Kevin, who works for the education department of Durham County Council and is married to the former teacher Mavis said: “I thought Kate’s dress was fabulous. It was very traditional and charming.
“It was a bit fuller than I thought. Was largely a sort of thing early 1950?
“I just made a 1940 wedding dress for someone.
Styles changed after he married the queen, especially as the 1940, there were no materials. ”
Kevin, who is originally from Peterlee, last year showed his own version of the princess “People’s dress, which had a 12.5ft train in a charity event at Peterlee Methodist Church, where he is a parishioner.
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