We’re well aware of the awesomeness that is the Duchess of Cambridge’s closet. (FYI, Kate, if you’re ever looking to donate some of your dresses, we’re totally into hand-me-downs.) She’s got some serious style game, but what we love most about the Duchess’ wardrobe is how she’ll wear her fav clothing items again and again. Just like us normal folk, right?
And while she’s got a group of go-to pieces, the dress that Kate donned on Friday (she, William and Harry were in France for the Battle of the Somme commemorations) was something totally new. The bespoke, knee-length dress—clearly custom designed to fit the Duchess just so—with its dreamy, cream and grey lace was over-the-top elegant. Perfect and appropriate for a sombre afternoon memorial.
But usually after Kate—or anyone even semi-famous, for that matter—wears a piece of clothing out in public, the media receives a flurry of emails that identifies the proud designer behind the fashion.
Yet, not this time.
It’s been radio silence from the Royals. We should just enjoy the pretty photos of Kate looking all sophisticated and lovely, but not knowing the designer behind this frock is driving us a little bit bonkers.
The fascinator, we know, is by Lock and Co. But the dress! Tell us about this dress, with its perfectly cut Peter Pan neckline, scalloped mid section, and dainty three-quarter sleeves, Kate!
The Duchess is known for supporting British designers. Especially lesser known brands in the international fashion market, like Jenny Packham, Temperley London, and Emilia Wickstead. So we’re confident it’s by someone in the UK. And we’ve got a hunch that this dress in question is an Alexander McQueen creation. Kate’s especially fond of this fashion house (her wedding dress was McQueen), and often opts for one-of-a-kind creations dreamt up by current creative director Sarah Burton.
This is definitely one look we hope to see the Duchess recycle. And hopefully the next time she wears it, we’ll know who to credit for its beauty.