Forget the prying eyes of the public -- this week it's the prying hands of the world's top designers that Kate Middleton must consider as she prepares for her marriage to Britain's Prince William. In anticipation of the pending nuptials , Women's Wear Daily asked some of the world's best designers to create a royal wedding dress fit for the occasion. Designs ranged from simple and modern to whimsical and baroque, and while some were winners, not all seemed fit for a (future) queen. Whether Middleton will actually consider the gowns is unclear, but with designs from big names like Karl Lagerfeld, Valentino and Vera Wang, it's likely she'll take note. Among the designers who lent their vision was Elizabeth Emanuel, who famously designed the dress worn by Diana Spencer during her marriage to Prince Charles in 1983: Emanuel's design passed muster in 1983, but will her aesthetic cut it for a modern princess? Take a look at the slideshow and let us know what you think. It all must be a little overwhelming for Kate, but somehow we don't think she'll mind this particular flurry of attention.