LONDON – Pippa Middleton replica bridesmaid dresses sell out within hours
Replicas of Pippa Middleton's figure-hugging bridesmaid's dress, which stole some of the limelight at her sister Catherine's marriage to Prince William, were selling out Tuesday just hours after the fashion house of Alexander McQueen put them on sale.
Copies of the cowl-neck, silk-crepe ivory gown went on sale Monday on net-a-porter.com priced at £1,195 ($1,867) -- a fraction of the £20,000 the original dress was thought to cost.
The dress already sold out of its tiniest size, an Italian size 36, equivalent to a US size zero.
Middleton's original dress was designed by Alexander McQueen creative director Sarah Burton, who also designed the Duchess of Cambridge's wedding gown.
"Beautifully cut, elegant and timeless, Alexander McQueen's silk-crepe gown will make an exquisite choice for your wedding day," the website read. "The signature accentuated shoulders and draped neckline are effortlessly flattering -- style a clean silhouette with swept-back hair and drop earrings for radiant, understated appeal."
The website added, "Those with a curvy figure may wish to try the next size up."
Pippa Middleton won a legion of admirers worldwide when she wore the dress, which drew attention to her now-famous derriere.
Since April's royal wedding, a "Pippa Middleton Ass Appreciation Society" on Facebook has attracted more than 241,000 followers, her Pilates instructor has signed a book deal and women reportedly have been rushing to plastic surgeons requesting a "Pippa Butt Lift."