With Middleton fever sweeping North America as Princess Katherine styles her way through California, it’s a good time for Lord and Taylor to announce their collection of wedding dresses “inspired” by the dresses worn by Kate and Pippa Middleton. A.B. S. by Allen Schwartz has replicated the looks that Sarah Burton of Alexander McQueen designed for the both sisters and is selling them online and in-store and prices far below the originals. Kate’s bridal gown replica is $1,100 USD and Pippa’s bridesmaid replica dress is priced at $390.00. I wonder how the House of McQueen feels about ABS replicating their designs? After all, Kate’s wedding dress was based on Helen Rose’s original 1950 wedding dress for Grace Kelly. Is imitation really the sincerest form of flattering of a violation of copyright? I’m waiting to see. What do you think ? If you have a wedding coming up are you interested in channeling the Middleton sisters looks?
The Lord and Taylor collection also includes jewelry replicas including Kate’s famous diamond acorn drop earrings and Princess Diana’s sapphire engagement ring.