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Belle Yambao, Contributor
May 20, 2011

Who Wore It Better: Kate Middleton or Isabella Orsini?

Reports have emerged saying the Duchess of Cambridge’s gown is an imitation of someone else’s from a recent royal wedding. By Belle Yambao
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Kate Middleton’s Alexander McQueen wedding gown is under close scrutiny after media reported that it bore a striking similarity to Isabella Orsini’s Garald Watelet-designed dress from her own wedding with Prince Edouard de Ligne of Belgium two years ago, The Telegraph reports.

Both gowns are V-necked, high-necked, and long-sleeved with full skirts and lace detail. “As soon as the Duchess of Cambridge went out to go to church, I thought her dress was a copy of mine. It means Kate Middleton has good taste,” Isabella is quoted as telling Italian magazine Novella 2000.

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editor Miranda Eason reveals that both gowns actually emulate Grace Kelly’s wedding dress from 1956 when she married Prince Ranier III of Monaco. “The reason they are similar is they both referenced Grace Kelly’s iconic wedding dress,” she is quoted as saying on The Daily Mail. Like Kate and Isabella, Grace Kelly also wore a veil and tiara to go with her full-skirted gown with lace bodice.


Female Network wants to know what you think. Who wore the Grace Kelly-inspired wedding gown better, Kate Middleton or Isabella Orsini? Take our poll!  

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Who wore it better?
  1. Kate Middleton
  2. Isabella Orsini
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  • einna28 May 20 2011 @ 10:11am Report Abuse
    Designs are similar but Kate's is the better crafted dress.
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  • mariel amorganda May 22 2011 @ 08:20am Report Abuse
    sobrang ganda..i like this very much
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  • Jersey May 24 2011 @ 01:20am Report Abuse
    I go for Kate!!! :)
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  • Rachel May 28 2011 @ 04:04pm Report Abuse
    Isabella Orsini has a much more beautiful face. I defy anyone to say she doesn't.But kate does have a great figure.
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  • mench Jun 09 2011 @ 11:42am Report Abuse
    my vote goes to isabella..she definitely electrifying in that it...kate middleton also is great in that dress..
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  • Calixta Jun 21 2011 @ 09:46am Report Abuse
    Isabella Orsini says it was like her gown, well, I'm sure she had seen Princess Grace's gown... =)
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