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Kate vs Diana: Vote for the better gown!

Last updated on: April 29, 2011 17:00 IST

Kate vs Diana: Vote for the better gown!

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Was Princess Diana's wedding gown better than her daughter-in-law's? Vote for your favourite!

The comparisons are inevitable.

As Kate Middleton sailed down the aisle today at her fairytale wedding to Prince William, all eyes were on her gown.

Revealed to be the work of Alexander McQueen head designer Sarah Burton, Kate's ivory and white satin gazar ensemble was truly resplendent, with French Chantilly lace and English Cluny lace adorning the bodice, skirt and underskirt.

The outfit was complemented by a silk tulle veil, trimmed with hand-embroidered flowers and crowned with a Cartier 'halo' tiara, which the Queen lent her granddaughter-in-law for the occasion.

Move on to the next slide for a glimpse of Diana's wedding gown and cast your vote!


Image: Kate Middleton in her Alexander McQueen wedding gown
Photographs: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images
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Princess Diana's gown was created by designer duo Elizabeth and David Emanuel.

Stitched from 40 yards of ivory silk tafetta and antique lace, it sported 10,000 hand-swen pearls and a 25-foot train. The sleeves were a feminine treat, large and puffy in exaggerated gathers.


Image: The late Princess Diana in her Emanuel gown, seen here with Prince Charles at their 1981 wedding
Photographs: Jayne Fincher
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