15 July 2011

Flashback Friday: The Royal McQueen

Alexander McQueen has been on the tip of my sartorial tongue ever since that one dress Sarah Burton made back in April. (Surely you remember it?) With the immense popularity of McQueen on the red carpet, you'd think that the house would be a popular choice among royal ladies, but it really isn't. McQueen may be sparingly worn on the royal person, but when it is, it usually makes a statement.

Crown Princess Mary made one of her most memorable gown choices when she chose to wrap herself in this purple McQueen gown. The Duchess of York also made a few memories when she chose the same dress...

...though those memories might be of a different sort.

The York daughters have also had brushes with McQueen.
Princess Beatrice sought out McQueen for her memorable appearance at Peter and Autumn Phillips' wedding, a turn so colorful it made my list of the Top 10 Worst Dressed Royal Wedding Guests. (Not because the outfit's ugly, mind you. No, it's quite the masterpiece. It's just so very much for someone else's wedding.)

And Princess Eugenie made of her more notable appearances by picking a va-va-voom red McQueen for this year's Ascot. I loved it because she went there with her McQueen - I think if you're not opting for the attitude, you're not getting the full benefit of the spirit of the design house.

Which is why I love that Crown Princess Mette-Marit has sported a McQueen skull scarf:
You know, I think she might be the only princess on the block that could pull that off.

And that brings us to the Duchess of Cambridge.
Kudos are most certainly in order for being the greatest royal Alexander McQueen champion yet. It seems to me that Kate has started a comfortable relationship with Sarah Burton that I only hope will grow. Maybe into just a bit of that McQueen attitude, if I can be allowed a far-fetched wish?

Which royal ladies would you like to see embrace McQueen next?

Photos: Just Jared/Daylife/Getty Images/Wire Image