Kate's designer Sarah Burton unveils risque line

Wednesday October 5, 2011

The virginal princess-bride gown she created for the Duchess of Cambridge has become one of the most talked about designs in history. 

But Sarah Burton has since taken a racier direction.

She unveiled a gothic new range in Paris for Alexander McQueen that drew on feminine strength and sensuality.

"This is a collection about excess,"  warned the brand's creative director.

"It's an exploration of ideals of beauty at their most extreme.

"We go to such lengths to adorn ourselves that we almost become our clothes or are taken over by them."

She added that part of her inspiration had been women as objects of desire, which was conveyed in the show.

One model had veiled eyes. Another had a completely veiled face, but her body was visible beneath sheer chiffon.

Although these designs are far too avant garde for Kate, there were some beautiful ensembles that the new royal will, no doubt, be keen to take a second look at.

Sumptuous skirt suits with gold embellishment would be perfect for more formal occasions, whilst pretty dresses contoured by cummerband belts are bound to impress the Duchess.

Photo: © Getty

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