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London overtakes New York as fashion capital of the world

kate-middleton-wedding-dressThe Duchess of Cambridge in her McQueen wedding dress. Photo: PA

It's official: London is the world's fashion capital, ahead of New York, Paris and Milan.

The Global Language Monitor has carried out a survey based on tracking mentions on the internet, with results that rank London above New York thanks to this year's royal wedding.

Bekka Payack, fashion correspondent from the Global Language Monitor, confirmed that "we are seeing what the impact of two media stars, Princess Kate and Alexander McQueen, can have upon a global ranking. Our numbers show that it was their presence that tipped the victory to London over New York".

Goodbye Sex and the City, hello Middleton mayhem.

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