“By far the best dressing up outfit I ever had was a wonderful pair of clown dungarees, which my Granny made.” –Kate Middleton

Tomorrow, Prince William of Wales and Kate Middleton are getting hitched, and the question on everyone’s mind is: what is Kate going to wear?

Since their engagement, the media world has been abuzz with what’s going on in Britain. Princess Diana is remembered as her son prepares to start a new chapter of his life. Her incredible sense of style is also remembered as talk of Kate’s mystery dress has become a popular topic of conversation.

Kerrily Sapet, author of Morgan Reynolds’s Profiles in Fashion: Jimmy Choo, writes, “As a fashion icon [Diana] wanted to revive the British fashion industry by wearing clothes and accessories created by British designers.”

Following in her footsteps, Kate will most likely be wearing British designs on her big day. Who knows, she may even wear a pair of shoes by Choo to walk down the aisle. (Since Jimmy Choo lives in London, it would count!)

That’s not to say that American designers aren’t just as excited to dream up the perfect dress for the princess-to-be.

According Lisa Petrillo, author of Morgan Reynolds’s Profiles in Fashion: Vera Wang, Wang once said, “For most women, a wedding gown represents far more than just a dress. It is also the embodiment of a dream.”

Like many U.S. designers, Wang has designed what she considers to be a “regal, yet poetic” dream gown for Kate.

Whatever Kate has chosen, we can be sure that it will reflect her character and style.

Isaac Mizrahi, a believer that anyone can be stylish, once said, “One thing that you can do no matter who you are or what you look like: You can actually get passionate instead of remaining cool or instead of trying to look like everybody else. You can—you must– immerse yourself passionately in who you are if you want to have style.”

Kate Middleton has definitely shown the world who she is by the styles she wears. She is classic. She is modern. She is feminine. She’s got the makings of a princess.

Adrianne Loggins
Associate Editor

For more information about some of the world’s leading fashion designers, see Morgan Reynolds’s Profiles in Fashion series (ISBN 978-159935-149-8), a  Booklist Top 10 Series Nonfiction.

Profiles in Fashion: Jimmy Choo by Kerrily Sapet

ISBN: 978-1-59935-151-X

Profiles in Fashion: Vera Wang by Lisa Petrillo

ISBN: 978-1-59935-150-1

Profiles in Fashion: Isaac Mizrahi by Lisa Petrillo

ISBN: 978-1-59935-152-8

Profiles in Fashion: Kate Spade by Margo Freistadt

ISBN: 978-1-59935-154-4

Profiles in Fashion: Marc Jacobs by Leslie Wolf Branscomb

ISBN: 978-1-59935-153-6

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