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This is the best thing I’ve read about the royal wedding all day: “Hosted by Prince Charles and his wife, Camilla, the (post-wedding evening) party includes 300 guests and reportedly has an informal ‘disco’ theme.”
Royals disco dancing! I love it so much. Kate Middleton, excuse me, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, doesn’t exactly look casual in her second Alexander McQueen gown of the day. Underneath the bolero sweater the dress is reportedly strapless. Perhaps the diamante embroidered waist band is her nod to disco glam.
When Lady Diana married Prince Charles in 1981 I was in 6th grade and I slept at my best friend Jodi’s house so we could get up together at 4am to watch the ceremony. But decades later, I wasn’t nearly as excited about the royal wedding until: 1. I heard about the royal disco party, and 2. I learned that the Duchess wore Alexander McQueen, designed by the late designer’s replacement Sarah Burton.
I love that she paid tribute to McQueen, who was edgy with designs like his over-the-top armadillo shoes but a true Brit. I have to agree with Fern Mallis, who organizes New York Fashion Week and said in this video, “I think the selection of Alexander McQueen is absolutely spot on. It sends such a message (about) the modernity (and) the future of their life together.” And while choosing McQueen did speak to a modern sensibility, The Daily Mail observes that dress #1 is a tribute to Grace Kelly’s wedding gown, and I can certainly see the resemblance. (Although I think I love the skirt on Grace Kelly’s more). But I adore the lace on the Duchess’ dress, and the neckline is lovely. Her hair, as @nmar and I were discussing earlier, strikes the perfect balance: it’s mostly down, which seems to suit her personality, but “done” enough to be appropriate without being a ridiculous and stiff updo. Mentioning ridiculousness reminded me of the Princess’ hats. But really I have no words, which is rare.
In any case, I hope the royals are rip roaring pissed and disco dancing their stiff upper lips right off at this very moment.