Princess Eugenie has just arrived to St. George's Chapel wearing a Peter Pilotto, backless gown for her wedding. Shortly after the dress was debuted, the royal family shared full details on the making of the garment.
Peter Pilotto and Christopher De Vos designed the garment and met Eugenie when she was co-hosting an event for women artists.
She has a long history of wearing the brand and worked with the two designers to create the look of her dress. She specifically requested its low backline. She had said during her pre-wedding interview with Jack Brooksbank that she had wanted to show her back scars from the surgery she had when she was 12 to correct her scoliosis.
"I think you can change the way beauty is, and you can show people your scars and I think it's really special to stand up for that," she said, via Daily Mail.
In the fabric, the designers wove in a couple symbols that mean a lot to Eugenie and Brooksbank, the Palace detailed. There's the Thistle for Scotland, "acknowledging the couple's fondness for Balmoral, a Shamrock for Ireland as a nod to the Bride's Ferguson family, the York Rose and ivy representing the couple's home," the Palace wrote. They have been reinterpreted "in a garland of rope like motifs, woven into a jacquard of silk, cotton and viscose blend."
With the dress, Eugenie is wearing the Queen's Greville Emerald Kokoshnik, made in 1919 and "made of brilliant and rose cut diamonds pavé set in platinum, with six emeralds on either side," according to the Royal Family. Her shoes are peep-toe, Charlotte Olympia heels.