Sarah Burton wants to design maternity wear for the Duchess of Cambridge. The acclaimed designer – who created the wedding dress for the duchess’ nuptials to Prince William in April 2011 – hopes to be asked to create a new wardrobe for the royal, following the recent announcement she is expecting her first child.
Asked if she would be making any maternity clothes for Catherine, Sarah – who is due to give birth to twins in February – laughed and said: "I hope I will be." Sarah admits being asked to work on the wedding gown for the duchess – who was known as Kate Middleton before her marriage – was a big surprise.
She said: "It came completely out of the blue, it was very exciting and I felt very privileged." However, the Alexander McQueen designer says working on a garment for Catherine was "easy" because she has such natural beauty and style.
She added: "She looked so beautiful, she’s got such an amazing sense of grace and style, it was quite easy to make her look good. "It was a real labour of love and a real collaboration, for me it was a huge highlight of my career."
Sarah was speaking after receiving the OBE for services to the British fashion industry during a Buckingham Palace investiture ceremony and felt "very humbled" to receive the accolade. She said: "I’m very, very humbled and it’s just a huge honour to be here – I’m very lucky." And she also praised the style of Prince Charles, who presented her with her honour.