With the countdown to the royal wedding approaching the two-week mark, Kate Middleton’s dress remains a mystery but the grandness of the celebration is a given. Although it’s unlikely an American has gotten the nod for the Big Day, designers here have whipped up an abundance of ballgowns and more extravagant wedding gowns for their new collections. With 2 billion people expected to tune in to watch the April 29 real-life fairy tale wedding, the ripple effect very well could be far-reaching in terms of how other couples dress for and celebrate their nuptials.
A Stella McCartney sketch of a custom dress made from protein-based silk in partnership with biotech lab Bolt Threads. The dress will be displayed at The Museum of Modern Art's upcoming design exhibition, "Items: Is Fashion Modern?"