British designers Peter Pilotto and Christopher De Vos drew on royal family archives to craft Eugenie of York’s dream princess dress.
Windsor, noon, Princess Eugenie arrives at the foot of Saint-George’s Chapel in Windsor, like Meghan Markle five months before her. The crowd then discovers in the same way the outfit of the cousin of princes William and Harry. A white wedding dress with a train, low-cut at the back and V-shaped on the chest, signed by British designers Peter Pilotto and Christopher De Vos.
A symbolic princess dress
For her big day, Princess Eugenie had chosen to go all out and therefore opt for a princess-shaped dress, that is to say tight at the waist and flaring down. According to Vogue UK, the two British designers were inspired by the archives of previous wedding dresses of members of the royal family. They eventually opted for a corseted silhouette with pleated skirt for Eugenie. Long-sleeved, this dress featured an impressive drape across the lower back, stretching to the train. A specific request from Eugenie, who proudly displays her scars since her spinal operation at the age of 12. The dress also contains symbols unique to the Princess and Jack Brooksbank, such as a thistle representing the couple’s penchant for Balmoral Castle, on the wild shores of Scotland, a shamrock evoking the roots of the bride, a rose for the England and, finally, ivy representing the house of the bride and groom.
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A tiara lent by his grandmother
Over her auburn hair pulled up in a bun, Eugenie wore Greville’s emerald kokoshnik tiara loaned to her by her grandmother Queen Elizabeth II and whose emeralds emphasized the green of her eyes. This tiara, signed Boucheron, was created for Mrs Greville, a figure of the British aristocracy in 1919, then bequeathed to the royal family. In the ears of the bride swayed sleepers in diamonds and emeralds offered by her future husband, ideally matched to her tiara. At her feet, Eugenie of York had chosen to wear matching open-toes pumps from the British brand Charlotte Olympia.