The designer behind Kate Middleton's wedding dress is being sued for allegedly copying the ideas of an unknown bridal designer for arguably the world's most famous wedding dress, The Sunday Times reports .
Sarah Burton, head of designer label Alexander McQueen and the woman behind 'the dress' that the Duchess of Cambridge, Catherine Middleton, wore to wed Prince William, is being sued by British designer Christine Kendall.
McQueen, which Burton took over after the death of its creator, Alexander McQueen, is favored by celebrities and royals alike. According to The Sunday Times, the haute-couture label is being accused by Kendall of taking and copying her designs for the royal wedding dress.
A spokesperson for Alexander McQueen responded to the lawsuit, telling CNBC over email: "We are utterly baffled by this legal claim. Christine Kendall first approached us at Alexander McQueen almost four years ago, when we were clear with her that any suggestion Sarah Burton's design of the royal wedding dress was copied from her designs was nonsense."
"Sarah Burton never saw any of Ms Kendall's designs or sketches and did not know of Ms Kendall before Ms Kendall got in touch with us - some 13 months after the wedding. We do not know why Ms Kendall has raised this again, but there are no ifs, buts or maybes here: this claim is ridiculous."