Giles Deacon Reveals More Details About Pippa's Wedding Dress

BY Samantha Hamilton Rushforth / May 22 2017 / 17:51 PM

"She knew what she wanted"

Giles Deacon Reveals More Details About Pippa's Wedding Dress

All eyes were on the youngest Middleton sister last week as she wed longtime beau James Matthews after a year of being engaged. Almost as much fanfare and speculation in the fashion world surrounded her dress, with many hoping the sister of the future Queen of England would wear a British designer - and they were right. Speaking to Business of Fashion, the designer revealed to Tim Blanks there were many intricacies that went into her lace gown;  “I wanted that ‘how-was-that-done?’ factor,” Deacon explained to BOF. “It’s all hand-pieced which is why you don’t actually see a seam.” 

Pippa Middleton in Giles Deacon

Pippa Middleton wears Giles Deacon

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When asked about how he combatted the weight of the dress, the British designer, who recently closed his ready-to-wear line in order to focus on couture revealed; “There’s incredible movement. I always loved the dancing scenes in "The Leopard." I know they were all hoop crinolines in the film, but there’s something gorgeous about having that great movement, with the skirt spinning round, keeping its shape.”

Giles with close friend Gwendoline Christie

Giles with close friend, actress Gwendoline Christie

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Deacon's team only consisted of 10-15 people working on the dress at any given time but luckily for the Central Saint Martins graduate, the bride-to-be was happy to help guide the team; “She has a great eye, she knew what she wanted.”

Read the full interview here