Bruce Oldfield bridal
In the latest development of Royal Wedding mania, a name has been dropped as a prospective wedding gown designer. Bruce Oldfield, who famously dressed Princess Diana and is a longtime favorite among the mothers and daughters of high London society, is already rumored to be the royal wedding dress designer.
Paddy Power, an Irish bookmaker, er, bookie, who is making odds on the chosen designer, said there is a 1-3 chance Oldfield will be Kate Middleton’s choice. Apparently Power has suspended betting on the designer due to a recent “flurry of big-stake bets” of more than 500 pounds, or $780 at current exchange. The bookie said the odds on Oldfield “suddenly turned” in his favor on Friday.
A spokeswoman for Oldfield declined to comment Wednesday, while a spokeswoman at Clarence House, where Prince William’s and Prince Harry’s offices are based, said: “No decision has been made. This is all just speculation.”
Oldfield, who has made one-off dresses for clients including Britain’s first lady Samantha Cameron, the Duchess of Cornwall, Sienna Miller, Charlotte Rampling and Queen Rania of Jordan, has been making couture dresses for 35 years and is a London fashion institution. His custom-made gowns — which are famous for their clean lines and intricate detailing — start at 3,500 pounds, or $5,460, and he also offers shoes, jewelry, and accessories. When the royal engagement was revealed last month, Oldfield told WWD: “If I was lucky enough to be asked, I’d be delighted. I’m already dressing her peers.”
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