Kate Middleton, the new Duchess of Cambridge, wore a gown designed by Sarah Burton, the Artistic Director at Alexander McQueen. Made of white and ivory satin gazar and designed to emulate an opening flower, the gown featured a lace-adorned bodice inspired by Victorian corsetry - a classic McQueen reference, a plunging neckline, long sleeves, and a train of more than nine cascading feet. A truly extraordinary lace was needed to exalt the dress, and in a symbolic nod to time-honoured traditions, Burton and the newest member of the monarchy chose Sophie Hallette, the renowned French company that has been making lace since 1887.
Learn more from the bridal fashion article called, "Kate Middleton Royal Wedding Gown Used Sophie Hallette Lace".
I wonder why they did not select a lace manufacturer from the United Kingdom? Are their any qualified lace manufacturers in the UK?