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Duchess Catherine gets lace in her honour
Aug 30, 2012, 12:01 GMT
Duchess Catherine on her wedding day
The lace used in Duchess Catherine's wedding dress has been renamed in her honour.
The Sophie Hallette factory in France supplied lace used by the Alexander McQueen fashion house for the British royal's dress when she married Prince William last April and they have since rechristened Pattern 953070, developed in 1958, as Kate's Lace.
Maud Lescroat, marketing manager of the company said: 'A big yell of happiness went through the workshop and there was lots of champagne. The workers are so proud - it's the ultimate recognition. They've put the picture of Kate in her wedding dress on all the walls.'
Maud admits she initially had no idea Sophie Hallette's lace would be used in the dress for Catherine - who, before her marriage was known as Kate Middleton - and only found out on the wedding day.
She said: 'I wasn't even thinking about the wedding - I was on my way to a fashion festival in the south of France that day.
'At about 11am, I received a picture message of the dress from a friend: 'Isn't that your lace?' I looked at it and thought: 'Oh my gosh, it really resembles our lace!'â??
'It was difficult to identify, but once it was done, we were sure it was our lace.'
The Sophie Hallette factory also supplies its lace to top fashion houses including Dior, Valentino, Burberry, Armani, Prada, Givenchy, Jean Paul Gaultier, Erdem and Dolce and Gabbana.
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