Insider: 'Idol' Fashion... Royal Wedding Frontrunners

American Idol stylists Soyon An and Miles Siggins talk fashion, contemplating Kate Middleton's wedding shoes and Fergie tries judging.

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Kate Middleton


With just a few days until the royal wedding, Kate Middleton’s shoes remain a mystery. But British designer Aruna Seth could be on the hot list for one of the multiple pairs Middleton is rumored to be wearing throughout the day. “There’s been interaction,” said Seth, confirming talks with the palace. “But we won’t know if she’s wearing our shoes until the actual day.” If she had her pick, however, Seth would like to see the future princess go classic at Friday’s affair. “She’ll be watched by billions of people, so you don’t want her tripping or not being comfortable in a high heel,” she said, suggesting a ballet flat for the ceremony and heels (including the embellished blue satin look at right) for the rest of the festivities. “A touch of sparkle is a bit more fun in the evening,” she said, admitting that shoeing Middleton has been her hope since Prince William popped the question. “Anything to do with the royal wedding would be amazing,” she said. In the meantime, Middleton has been spotted all over England in looks from Aquatalia to L.K. Bennett (at top), bringing each brand a significant boost of celebrity in the weeks leading up to her nuptials. “We are thrilled to see Kate wearing our shoes during such a momentous month,” said Mark Lukas, brand director at London-based L.K. Bennett, noting there is now a waiting list for the brand’s basic pump. “We’re honored she has chosen [us] as she captures the attention of the world.”

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