London, England, United Kingdom (AHN Entertainment) – Looks like those bookies had bets and odds favoring soon-to-be princess Kate Middleton’s wedding dress designer all wrong. Reports have emerged that Sophie Cranston of Libélula is designing the royal wedding dress.
But, who is Cranston? Middleton, often a fan of lesser-known designers, is a fan of Cranston. The bride-to-be previously wore the label to the wedding of Harry Aubrey-Fletcher and Sarah Louise Stourton in January, choosing a vintage-inspired velvet dress coat. The 34-year-old designer worked at Alexander McQueen and Temperley before launching her own label in 2002.
The bridesmaids dresses will be designed by a different designer, Nicki Macfarlane, the Sunday Times reports. Macfarlane has been designing children’s clothes for more than 30 years, but has developed an expertise in bridesmaid and flower girl dresses for the past six years. Macfarlane’s dresses are made exclusively from silk, satin, organza, taffeta and chiffon and come with the bridesmaid’s name embroidered inside.
The bookies, as of Monday, had McQueen as the favorite at 1:25, while Bruce Oldfield was second at 4:1.