Okay, okay -- everyone is writing about What Will Kate [Middleton] Wear, and Who Will design it. And I have to admit, it's fun looking at different designer's ideas for The Gown, and, thank the Fashion Thing, none of them look like that float in the parade that Princess Diana wore. This sketch, by Chris Benz. is my favorite of the WWD designs, possibly because it looks nothing like a wedding gown:
Chris Benz for Women's Wear Daily
However the money, literally, is on Bruce Oldfield, an appropriately British designer, to do The Gown, and so I went to check out his retail designs. And you know what? I like them!
Gown by Bruce Oldfield
His gowns are classic and sophisticated and there's not a transparent corset or super-poofy skirt in sight. Of course, he could be carried away by the royal assignment and produce something grotesque that will influence gown design for a decade, and, well, wouldn't that be good for bloggers?