We are still going through the aftermaths of regalness and elegance we saw at the recent royal wedding. Princess Eugenie of York stunned the royal and fashion world with two stunning wedding ensembles.
For the church service Eugenie wore a stunning Wedding dress designed by Designer-duo Peter Pilotto and Christopher De Vos. The designer of the dress was kept under the wrap until the moment Eugenie stepped out of the car.
The incredibly moving moment, when the Princess of York stepped out of her car in Peter Pilotto and Christopher De Vos, was the fantasy everyone in fashion world has been dreaming would come true.
Princess Eugenie met the designers when she was co-hosting an event in support of women artists. She has been wearing designs by the brand for several years. Eugenie, Mr Pilotto and Mr De Vos have worked closely together on the design of the dress. The designers undertook archive research into previous dresses worn by Members of the Royal Family and identified a silhouette.
The dress was an exquisitely modern example of a personal collaboration between a bride and her designer team. It suited the the grandeur of bride’s royal status. Dress was developed layer by layer constructing it from the corset and the complex underskirt to the fitted bodice and full pleated skirt. The dress features a neckline that folds around the shoulders to a low back that drapes into a flowing full length train.
The low back on the dress was featured at the specific request of Princess Eugenie, who had surgery at the age of 12 to correct scoliosis.
The fabric was designed by Mr Pilotto and Mr De Vos at their studio in East London and includes a number of symbols that are meaningful to Princess Eugenie as motifs. The symbols are a Thistle for Scotland acknowledging the couple’s fondness for Balmoral, a Shamrock for Ireland as a nod to the Bride’s Ferguson family, the York Rose and ivy representing the couple’s home Ivy Cottage at Kensington Palace.
Peter Pilotto and Christopher De Vos have reinterpreted these symbols in a garland of rope like motifs, woven into a jacquard of silk, cotton and viscose blend. Once the artwork was completed, it was translated into a jacquard weave in the Como region of Italy. The result is a very modern looking fabric using a highly intricate weaving technique.
For the evening reception offered by her parents at Royal Lodge Princess wore Zac Posen’s blush rose evening dress inspired by the beauty of Windsor and the surrounding countryside. The choice of colour reflects the blush of an English rose. He took his inspiration from the White Rose of York.
Crafted from the Silk produced by British Mill Biddle Sawyer, the timeless style of the gown had a classic vintage vibe. The pin-tucked plissé is cut on the bias and mixed with signature drapes.
Paying a tribute to Bride’s roots, the White Rose of York was subtlety embroidered on both the shoulder and back which hold together the cape. The dress channeled old Hollywood glamour with its nipped waistline and a fitted corset bodice and skirt made of delicate silk that fell to the floor in an elegant sweep.
The dress has similar style of Zac Posen’s this off-The-Shoulder Pleated Long-Sleeve Gown.
About his experience of designing a royal gown, Zac posted on his Instagram page, “It was an incredible honor to create this dress for HRH Princess Eugenie on her wedding day. Her grace, elegance and strength perfectly embody everything I could hope for in a woman wearing our design.”
The silhouette of both dresses were suiting Eugenie’s body shape. The grandeur and relax beauty of Eugenie’s gown is something that nobody was expecting. Usually York sisters were criticised by the fashion police for the unconventional wardrobe choices, but on her big day, Princess Eugenie shut all those critics for once and all.
Eugenie’s wedding dresses were no doubt one of the best of our times. Since Catherine Middleton’s wedding in 2011, we haven’t seen such wedding wardrobe inspirations from British Royalty, now within a decade we got two Princesses, one by birth and one by marriage, giving us something to fawn upon for upcoming decades.