Now, Chinese tailors copy Kate’s wedding gownMay 1st, 2011 - 1:40 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 01 (ANI): It has emerged that Duchess of Cambridge Kate’s elegant wedding dress is now being copied by Chinese tailors.
In the eastern Chinese city of Suzhou, teams of tailors have already whirred into action to copy the Kate’s bridal gown.
Many of the 700 wedding dress factories and shops that cluster around Tiger hill, in the city’s old town, confirmed that they are planning to offer their customers a cut-price version of the design by Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen.
“We have copied lots of dresses in the past, and our tailors copied Princess Diana’s dress to around 90 per cent accuracy,” the Telegraph quoted Xu Xiang, the 24-year-old production manager of the Bo En Qiao wedding dress factory, as saying.
“It will now take us 15 to 20 days to make up a version of the latest royal wedding dress. Our dresses go for around 70 pounds to 90 pounds,” she added.
At that price, of course, the Chinese copy of the bridal gown will not come with three petticoats of lace, hand-stitched using the Carrickmacross lace-making technique, and nor will be made with the same quality of ivory satin.
“Of course we will have to use something cheaper,” said Xu, fingering the polyester bodice of one of her studio’s creations.
As for the Duchess’ 9ft-long train, Xu said she would include it if a customer asked for it.
“We were prepared to do a train as long as Princess Diana’s. We made one that was 60ft-long once,” she added. (ANI)
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