Kate Middleton's Wedding Dress Knockoff Hits Stores

Posted By Guest Blogger:Henry Roth, Exclusive Designer for Kleinfeld
May 3, 2011



By ALBERTO ORSO for ABC NEWS - Good Morning America 

May 3rd, 2011



Kate Middleton's wedding dress made the whole world gasp in awe with admiration. But now, every bride-to-be will be able to buy one just like it.

Minutes after the world got its first glimpse of Kate's gown, designers were making detailed sketches. Michelle and Henry Roth are designers who sell exclusively for Kleinfeld Bridal Salon, the largest wedding boutique in the country, located in New York City. At Kleinfeld, they see more than 15,000 women per year all looking for that special dress.

Now, Kleinfeld and the Roths are working on what will surely be one of their hottest gowns ever: An inspired replica of the amazing gown Kate Middletown wore as she walked down the aisle.

For designers like the Roths, third generation wedding gown makers, Kate's dress is a serious game-changer, and the Roths are determined to have the perfect couture gown, inspired by Middleton's, available immediately.

Like detectives, the Roths examined every detail of Kate's dress -- from the neckline to the sleeves to the pleats in the skirt. Nothing was overlooked.

Roth Sketch

Michelle Roth sketches a replica of Middleton's dress.


With sketch in hand, they then rushed to Lace Star in New York's Garment District to find the perfect fabric.

Back in their studio, they began draping and pinning the garment.

Out in the store, women were already waiting breathlessly for a chance to try on "The Kate," while seamstresses worked around the clock, carefully hand-sewing and applying every piece of lace.

Roth Duo

Michelle and Henry Roth discuss fabric and fit.


Model sports version of Middleton's dress.





May 03, 2011
1:34 PM
Puppymom said:

Amazing!!! Thank you so very much for posting this wonderful story. Beautiful dress - timeless and iconic. Kudos to the Roths and the seamstresses for pulling this off so quickly! Awesome!!! :-) <3

May 04, 2011
10:45 AM
Appleway said:

This dress is so beautiful! I only wish my wedding was happening now so that I could wear it :)

May 04, 2011
3:04 PM
NelBear said:

This makes me so sad that I already bought a dress but I still love my dress (and its a Michelle Roth)

May 12, 2011
8:41 PM
Maggie said:

Love it!! And more important live Henry Roth!!!!

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