Underwear fit for a queen! Ultimo reveal new bridal lingerie collection decorated by the lace chosen for The Duchess of Cambridge's wedding dress
19:19 GMT, 31 August 2012
The UK’s leading lingerie designer confirmed that only ‘royal’ lace will do as it revealed that its spring/summer bridal collection will be made using the celebrated Sophie Hallette lace.
The collection will be made using the same lace that Kate Middleton chose for her wedding dress which impressed loyal fashion-lovers as well as the rest of the world on the day she married Prince William.
Founder of Ultimo Michelle Mone OBE said, ‘Sophie Hallette lace is without doubt the crme de la crme of bridal lace and once I saw Kate Middleton's dress I knew we had to use it in our next bridal collection.
Sophistication: Argentinian model Luisana Lopilato models the current Ultimo bridal collection
‘Every woman deserves to be a princess on their wedding day and by wearing a piece of Sophie Hallette lace they can feel like true royalty.’
The Sophie Hallette business makes lace for top fashion houses including Valentino, Miu Miu, Erdem and Alexander McQueen, whose Sarah Burton designed the intricate and elegant wedding dress worn by the Duchess of Cambridge in April last year.
The collection, which will go on sale in March 2013, features six bridal lingerie pieces including a shaping dress, multi-way bra, suspender, garter, french knicker and thong.
Lace sensation: The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge pictured on their wedding day in April 2011
Exquisite: The Duchess of Cambridge arrives with her sister Philippa Middleton outside Westminster Abbey for her wedding
WHO IS SOPHIE HALLETTE
Based in Caudry, France, and
family-run for three generations since its founding in 1887, Sophie
Hallette is famous for high-quality lace craftsmanship.
The lace is manufactured using respecting traditional
methods on Leavers looms that are more than 100 years old and maintained
by craftsmen whose know-how is unique in the world,
Laves from the design house are a staple of the many of the most famous brands in haute couture and luxury
goods including Chanel, Bottega Veneta, Prada, Fendi, Valentino, Louis Vuitton, Christian Dior and Marc