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For Immediate Release From Solstiss

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After dressing Grace Kelly for her wedding to Prince Rainier of Monaco, Solstiss, the French lace makers based in Caudry, has contributed to Kate Middleton's wedding gown, with other factories from the north of France.

Solstiss did a rush delivery, 15 days before the Royal Wedding to the Alexander McQueen 'studio : precisely 25 meters of Lace...... in 175 cm width, color Silk and another design in 166 cm width ... A treasured secret until the ceremony on Friday, April 29, 2011 in London.

Alexander McQueen's production manager confirmed it the same morning and that the gown is made with 2,000 lace patterns appliqued on lace or tulle, a real savoir-faire.

Now it's official: Solstiss dressed the most Queenly of the brides, in Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge. - "As for every Haute Couture or Ready to Wear show it is a last minute surprise. You never know in advance. ... this is the magic of our business... and each time it is a great gift for all those men and women who work with these Leavers looms from another time!" according to Christopher Machu, Solstiss President

This Made in France lace made its world debut at the marriage of Prince William and Kate!

Champagne and lace were French... so chic!

August 4 - 31, 2012
Join Fine Fabrics for its
6th Annual World's Finest Lace Show
Opening Reception: Saturday, August 4, 2:00 - 5:00 pm
The Real Party: Next Stop Paris, Saturday, August 25, 2:00 - 5:00 pm

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