A spokesperson for Duchess Kate says she has never seen the sketches of her bridal gown, alleged to have been copied from another designer.
Design house Alexander McQueen is denying claims that its bridal gown created for the Duchess of Cambridge was inspired by the work of another.
Reports say the fashion label is being sued by English designer Christine Kendall, who claims the design belongs to her. The report quotes Kendall’s lawyer, who asserts the Duchess’ wedding dress was “unfairly taken and copied”; by Alexander McQueen.
The dress was designed by the brand’s creative director Sarah Burton at the McQueen studio in London, where it was kept secret until the day of the wedding.
A spokesperson for the fashion house says the lawsuit has no merit: “Sarah Burton never saw any of Ms. Kendall’s designs or sketches and did not know of Ms. Kendall before Ms. Kendall got in touch with us – some 13 months after the wedding. We do not know why Ms. Kendall has raised this again, but there are no if’s, buts or maybes here: This claim is ridiculous.”;
The Duchess of Cambridge continues to wear Alexander McQueen for special occasions. She most recently wore a red printed peplum skirt suit earlier this month, to meet with survivors of the 2008 Mumbai attacks during Will and Kate’s visit to India.