"I love the idea of mixing traditional opulence with a very clean aesthetic for this modern-day princess." - Jason Wu.
"...The tradition of intricate hand-pieced lacework in the high-necked bodice with elbow-length sleeves, together with the voluminous skirt of a mixture of stiff and soft silk tulle, feels regal, yet poetic." - Vera Wang.
"We designed a 'blossoming' dress because we imagined her as a new Botticellian Venus." - Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pier Paolo Piccioli, Valentino.
"Kate has a sophisticated yet playful and modern look, so for her wedding she'd be a vision in a mix of traditional, whimsy and classically beautiful." - Tommy Hilfiger.
"Light as a feather, layers of lace and organza…a dress fit for a princess." - Peter Copping, Nina Ricci.
"The royal wedding will be magical. Kate's dress should be a modern mix of the traditional and contemporary." - Monique Lhuillier.
"This dress was designed to enhance Kate Middleton's beauty through precious fabrics. The clean and contemporary lines, never redundant and beyond all specific stylistic periods, give her an eternal image of grace and elegance." - Angela Missoni.
"Something old: Victorian skirt. Something new: patchwork gown. Something borrowed: Queen Elizabeth's veil. Something red: Elizabethan top, as red was the wedding color until 1900!" - Christian Lacroix.
GUCCI"I admire the balance Kate Middleton strikes between elegant and contemporary with her unmistakable style. For her, I had in mind clean lines, soft shapes and classic touches such as the boat neckline and distinctive train." - Frida Giannini, Gucci.
"It's entirely different from the Diana dress I designed, which was very much of the Eighties, but it's still fitting for a royal occasion. It's a much more modern dress, but romantic and out of the ordinary." - Elizabeth Emanuel.
Creative director Karl Lagerfeld imagined a Chanel take on "the Victorian wedding dress, with a twist - high boots and open in the front."
Part of me wishes Kate would be able to wear some of these beautiful designs...that Valentino is INCREDIBLE. Although Missoni?! No thanks.