Designer Alexander McQueen is adamantly denying the allegations that the wedding dress the fashion house created for the Duchess of Cambridge was inspired by another’s work.
According to reports, the label is being sued by English designer Christine Kendall, who claims that the design of the dress worn by Kate Middleton was “unfairly taken and copied” from her.
A spokesperson for the Duchess has released a statement saying that she had never seen sketches of her bridal gown, which was designed by Alexander McQueen creative director Sarah Burton at the McQueen studio in London and was kept secret until the day of the Royal wedding.
A spokesperson for the fashion house denied Kendall’s allegations in a statement:
“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 if’s, buts or maybes here: This claim is ridiculous.”
Duchess Kate continues to wear Alexander McQueen for special occasions, most recently wearing a red printed peplum skirt suit from the label earlier this month during her visit to India.
Kendall created a YouTube series about her original design and its potential influence on the Royal wedding gown: