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Kate Middleton, the Princess of Green Luxury in Boston

Kate Middleton, the Princess of Green Luxury in Boston

LONDON — The Prince and Princess of Wales came, saw and spread their message of sustainability, throughout Boston.
The British royal couple’s three-day trip to the city started on Wednesday, an on Friday Prince William presented the Earthshot Prize for sustainability at the MGM Music Hall at Fenway.

The lead-up to the Earthshot Prize was a test of Kate Middleton and William’s patience and future regality. 

The prince’s godmother and Queen Elizabeth II’s longest-serving lady-in-waiting, Lady Susan Hussey, resigned on Wednesday after a racist confrontation with Ngozi Fulani, founder of the charity Sistah Space, a domestic abuse organization that caters to women and girls of African and Caribbean heritage.

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On Thursday, Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex released a trailer for their six-episode documentary series “Harry & Meghan” that will be coming to Netflix in December.

However, the Waleses stuck to royal protocol — never complaining, never explaining.

Kate Middleton arriving in Boston wearing Alexander McQueen.

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Kate arrived at Boston’s Logan Airport on a commercial flight wearing a tailored Alexander McQueen suit in a deep navy in an identical style to one she wore in September when meeting sailors from HMS Glasgow. 

The princess nodded to her later mother-in-law Princess Diana with her sapphire and diamond earrings that she wore in 1985 to dance with John Travolta at the White House. The earrings resemble Kate’s engagement ring and were debuted in June at the Trooping the Colour ceremony.

Kate Middleton wearing Burberry in Boston.

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On Wednesday afternoon, Kate went for English labels. She changed into a custom Burberry dress in green tartan that paid respect to St. Andrew’s Day. She carried a new Mulberry handbag, the Amberley satchel, and wore chunky gold earrings by Shyla London.

Kate and William attended a Boston Celtics versus Miami Heat game that same evening, where the princess re-wore vintage cobalt blue tweed Chanel jacket with black trimmings and buttons from 1995, which was modeled by Claudia Schiffer on the runway at the time. The jacket retails for more than 6,000 pounds on Farfetch. She accessorized with another new pair of earrings by Shyla London and a chunky Laura Lombardi chain necklace.

Kate Middleton wearing Chanel in Boston.

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The double-breasted blazer resembles Princess Diana’s blue double-breasted Chanel jacket that she wore on a visit to Peterborough, England, in 1991 and re-wore in 1992 to the Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children.

The blue-hued jacket was also referenced in Pablo Larraín’s critically acclaimed film “Spencer,” which the French luxury house provided the costumes for.

On Thursday, the princess opted for a plum Roland Mouret two-piece suit, and Prince William coordinated his jumper for a visit to both Greentown Labs, a sustainability company, and Roca, a nonprofit for at-risk youth.

Kate Middleton wearing a Roland Mouret suit and carrying a Chanel handbag in Boston.

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Kate carried her Chanel Nouvelle Flap Bag, which she first wore in Paris in 2017.

The couple met with Boston Mayor Michelle Wu, the first woman and the first person of color to be elected to that city’s post, to hear about how the city is combating rising sea levels.

Kate Middleton wearing Alexander McQueen and Gabriela Hearst in Boston.

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Kate wore a double-breasted Alexander McQueen coat that retails for around 4,000 pounds with a two piece knit turtleneck and skirt from eco designer Gabriela Hearst.

On the last day of Kate and William’s trip, the princess visited Harvard University’s Center on the Developing Child wearing a custom Emilia Wickstead dress with a Mulberry Harlow Satchel bag and earrings from London designer Lenique Louis, who is a Prince’s Trust ambassador.

Kate Middleton wearing Emilia Wickstead in Boston.

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Kate and William’s “wow” moment came at the end of their trip at the Earthshot Prize ceremony, where the princess wore an off-the-shoulder acid green dress by Solace London from the rental platform Hurr. The rental price for the dress starts at 74 pounds a day, and it retails for 350 pounds.

Kate Middleton wearing Solace London in Boston.

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This is the first time that the princess has worn a rented item. She wore Queen Mary’s Emerald Choker with her long bodycon dress. The choker was passed to Queen Elizabeth II in 1953, who then handed it to Princess Diana as a lifetime loan.

Diana famously wore the choker as a headband in 1985.

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Diana famously wore the choker as a headband in 1985 on a trip to Melbourne, Australia, with a David and Elizabeth Emanuel gown.

Kate wore a pair of emerald and diamond halo earrings mounted in platinum from Asprey London that retail for 10,500 pounds.

Prince William wore a velvet navy blazer with a bow tie and an Omega watch with a green watchface.

The couple’s choices may have been too on the nose with all obvious signs pointing to the color green, sustainability and the Earthshot Prize, but that’s precisely the message Kate and William are riding these days — consistency, in marriage and work.

Kate Middleton Wears a Rented Dress and Princess Diana’s Choker to the Earthshot Prize in Boston

Kate Middleton Wears a Rented Dress and Princess Diana’s Choker to the Earthshot Prize in Boston

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The Princess of Wales knows fashion can send a message.
At the second annual Earthshot Prize in Boston, which was established by Prince William and Sir David Attenborough to award five grants annually to ideas, people, and projects aimed at combating global warming, Kate Middleton wore a green Solace London dress rented from British fashion company Hurr.
How Middleton sourced the gown spoke volumes. Instead of purchasing a brand-new gown, she opted to promote a more sustainable—and affordable—way of dressing. According to a recent report, Rent the Runway estimated that their rental model has decreased garment production by 1.3 million items since 2010. (67 million gallons of water and 44.2 million pounds of CO2 emissions have been saved in the process.) The “green” color, too, was a poignant one, as the shade is often the one most associated with the earth and environmental causes.
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Finally, Middleton paired it with an emerald-and-diamond choker that once belonged to Princess Diana. The royal has recently opted to wear pieces that belonged to her late mother-in-law, who was also the last person to hold the Princess of Wales title. As Middleton continues to step into the role, such subtle tributes seemingly pay homage to the beloved woman before her.
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One of the most memorable looks ever worn by Princess Diana, incidentally, is from an outing in Melbourne back in 1985, and features the very same neckpiece. Originally gifted to Queen Mary by the Ladies of India in 1911, the necklace was then passed down to Diana in 1981, and worn by the royal not around the neck, but as a headband.
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The senior royal often dresses with careful intent, such as wearing local fashion designers when she travels overseas. Yet, here, the princess shows a keen understanding of “the Kate Effect,” or the tendency for her clothing to sell or spike in popularity once she publicly wears them. Now, it seems like an eco-friendly company might not only get the customer boost of a lifetime—but it may encourage buyers everywhere to think about shifting their consumer habits to less wasteful ones. Now, that’s influential dressing.
Originally published in Vogue.com

The Princess Of Wales Has Made The Cape Her Occasionwear Superpower

The Princess Of Wales Has Made The Cape Her Occasionwear Superpower

Elizabeth Taylor cape-fluencing in Cleopatra. Photo: Getty
Anyone hoping to make an entrance at a big event this party season should revisit Elizabeth Taylor arriving in Ancient Rome in Cleopatra. In a famous (and famously expensive) scene in Joseph L Mankiewicz’s 1963 epic, the Egyptian queen leaves the crowds awestruck as she sweeps into the city on an enormous marble sphinx. In reality, litters are difficult to come by (though Billy Porter managed it for the 2019 Met Gala), but it wasn’t only the props that made her arrival so memorable. There was also the not insignificant matter of that gold dress – complete with a cape crafted to resemble the wings of a phoenix.
It’s just one of many fabulous capes in cinematic history (another classic: Audrey Hepburn’s Givenchy in Funny Face), and thanks to designers’ enduring fascination with its ability to lend drama to a dress – Cristóbal Balenciaga’s obsession with austere, ecclesiastical clothing saw him add capes to his couture in the ’50s and ’60s, and more than half a century on they were a theme of Pierpaolo Piccioli’s most recent Valentino collection – the silhouette has been central to some indelible red-carpet looks, too.
Lupita Nyong’o wearing Ralph Lauren at the Golden Globes in 2014, the year she was nominated for 12 Years a Slave. Photo: Getty
In the last decade alone, we’ve had Gwyneth Paltrow in Tom Ford at the Oscars in 2012, Lupita Nyong’o in scarlet Ralph Lauren at the 2014 Golden Globes, and Lady Gaga’s silver Givenchy Haute Couture for the premiere of A Star is Born in 2018. Capes were all over the red carpet at the 2020 Academy Awards, on Brie Larson (Celine), Maya Rudolph (Valentino), Olivia Colman (Stella McCartney), Natalie Portman (Dior) and Tracee Ellis Ross, whose showstopping gold Zuhair Murad gown for the Vanity Fair party was not unlike Taylor’s Cleopatra number. At this year’s Critics’ Choice Awards, Best Actress nominee Selena Gomez was ravishing in a custom red cape dress by Nicolas Ghesquière for Louis Vuitton.
Just this week, the Princess of Wales attended a state dinner at Buckingham Palace wearing a white gown by Jenny Packham, its built-in cape flowing from crystal-encrusted statement shoulders. It’s not the first time the Princess has worn a cape dress, but the timing feels significant. It was Kate’s first state banquet since she assumed her new, more senior role within the royal family following the death of Her Majesty the Queen on 8 September. Her husband Prince William is now first in line to the throne, and the couple are key figureheads for the British monarchy on the world stage. The white-tie banquet, held in honour of South Africa’s Cyril Ramaphosa, was the first hosted by King Charles III, making it a hugely significant occasion for the new-look royal family. The Princess dressed accordingly – adding Princess Diana’s favourite Lover’s Knot tiara to her Jenny Packham cape dress, which looked sleek, elegant and undeniably regal.
The Princess of Wales in her cape dress at a state banquet at Buckingham Palace this week. Photo: Getty
It followed another memorable cape moment from Kate in September last year, when she walked the red carpet at the world premiere of the wildly anticipated James Bond film No Time to Die. The Princess – a careful dresser who rarely takes risks when it comes to fashion – ramped up the glamour quotient in a gold sequined gown with a shimmering cape, again by Jenny Packham. It was a big moment for the British film industry – and for parties – as the postponed premiere finally went ahead following pandemic setbacks, and Kate’s golden goddess cape ensured it was all over the front pages the next day.
In 2018, Kate was tasked with a royal tour of Sweden and Norway while heavily pregnant with her third child, Prince Louis. That time, it was a blush pink cape dress by Alexander McQueen that came to the rescue for dinner at the Norwegian royal palace, where the then Duchess swept into the banquet on the arm of King Harald V, the delicate layer of tulle that fell from her shoulders swishing in her wake. Another occasion when the eyes of the world were upon her, deftly executed with the help of a little extra drama.
Don’t be surprised if a cape silhouette makes its way into the Princess’s case for the Wales’s forthcoming visit to Boston, their first joint trip to the US since the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s move to Montecito precipitated a cooling of relations between the two royal couples. The trip, which takes place shortly before Harry and Meghan are expected to accept an award at the 2022 Ripple of Hope Gala in New York, will inevitably make headlines on both sides of the pond, suggesting Kate’s wardrobe will be curated with even more careful attention to detail than usual.
Kate on the red carpet in shimmering Jenny Packham sequins at the Royal Albert Hall. Photo: Getty
In social psychologist Amy Cuddy’s famous 2012 Ted Talk, she claimed spending two minutes in a “Wonder Woman pose” – legs shoulder-width apart, chest proud, hands on hips – can boost confidence ahead of a nerve-wracking meeting or important presentation. (Adopting this “non-verbal expression of dominance and power”, she argued, can increase levels of testosterone and lower cortisol, leaving you better equipped to handle whatever the day throws at you.) If borrowing her body language is this effective (66 million views suggest Cuddy was onto something), perhaps it makes sense that high-profile women like the Princess should reach for the superhero’s style signature for important moments. Who wouldn’t walk a little taller while channelling Wonder Woman?
Originally published in Vogue.co.uk

The Princess of Wales’s Dazzling State Dinner Outfit Honored Both Princess Diana and the Queen

The Princess of Wales’s Dazzling State Dinner Outfit Honored Both Princess Diana and the Queen

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Kate Middleton has made her first black-tie appearance as the Princess of Wales.
At a state banquet for President Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa, she stepped out in a white caped gown by Jenny PackhamJenny PackhamJenny Packham. Adorned with shimmering beading and a boat neckline, the dress was both a demure, yet still high-fashion, choice for an evening at Buckingham Palace.
Upon her head was the Lover’s Knot Tiara. It’s a favorite of the princess’s—she’s worn it on several occasions—yet still a deeply meaningful one. Originally, the Lover’s Knot Tiara was commissioned for Queen Mary in 1913 from the House of Garrard, and is crafted from diamonds and 19 hanging pearls set in silver and gold.
The tiara eventually belonged to Queen Elizabeth II, who lent it to her daughter-in-law, Princess Diana. Through Diana’s explosive fame, it became one of the most famous tiaras in history. (Although she may have not enjoyed it as much as the public: Allegedly, it was so heavy she got headaches after wearing it.) Indeed, a photo of her wearing the diadem with a white, pearl-encrusted Catherine Walker in 1989 is considered one of the most iconic images ever of the late Princess.
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When Kate Middleton married Prince William in 2011—14 years after Diana’s passing—Queen Elizabeth then passed it on to the young royal. Middleton’s tiara wasn’t the only piece of jewelry that played tribute to the royal women before her: On her wrist was a pearl bracelet that belonged to the late Queen, who passed away in September.
She accented her gilded ensemble with two badges. The first was the badge of the Royal Victorian Order, a white enamel Maltese cross with a Tudor crown, which the then–Duchess of Cambridge received from Queen Elizabeth in 2019 “for services to the sovereign.” The second was the yellow Royal Family Order of Queen Elizabeth II, which is bestowed on female members of the British monarchy.
Her appearance at the state dinner marks one of the most glamorous royal moments in years, after such grand gatherings were put on hold during 2020 and 2021 due to the pandemic.

Kate Wears Catherine Walker, Colombia Sportswear’s Lunar Project, Tiffany Trump Choose Elie Saab

Kate Wears Catherine Walker, Colombia Sportswear’s Lunar Project, Tiffany Trump Choose Elie Saab

KATE CHOOSES CATHERINE: The British royal family gathered for the first time this weekend since Queen Elizabeth II’s death on Sept. 8.
King Charles led the Remembrance Sunday service for the first time as monarch with Prime Minister Rishi Sunak in attendance along with other members of parliament and the royal household.

During the service, King Charles and Prince William laid wreaths at the Cenotaph on Whitehall, wearing gray military uniforms with a matching double breasted coat.

Catherine, Princess of Wales, and Camilla, Queen Consort, watched from the balcony in their head-to-toe black ensembles.

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The princess wore a black brimmed hat with a slim structured coat from Catherine Walker with three poppies pinned above a diamond brooch.

Catherine Walker was among one of Princess Diana’s trusted circle of fashion designers and they collaborated throughout her lifetime.

Catherine, Princess of Wales wearing Catherine Walker in 2020.

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Since Middleton’s new title as Princess of Wales, she has been firmly nodding to her late mother-in-law with her sartorial choices.

The princess often wears British designs to the service. She previously wore Catherine Walker to the socially distanced Remembrance Day service in 2020.

Remembrance Sunday is considered one of the most important dates on the royal calendar, where senior members of the royal family come together to pay respect to members of the armed forces who have died in the line of duty.

On Saturday evening, the royal household attended the annual Royal British Legion Festival of Remembrance at the Royal Albert Hall in London. 

Middleton wore a new black crepe and pleated-chiffon midi dress from Self-Portrait that bore similarity to a white version she wore to the Platinum Jubilee Party last June.

She accessorized her look with the queen’s Japanese pearl choker, which consists of four strands joined by a diamond clasp. — HIKMAT MOHAMMED

ONE GIANT STEP: When Intuitive Machines sends the Nova-C lunar lander to the surface of the moon next year, Columbia Sportswear will have a presence, too.

As the scientific partner with the private company Intuitive Machines, Columbia Sportswear is providing the Columbia Omni-Heat Infinity thermal-reflective technology to help shield the spacecraft from the frigid temperatures of space. The much-anticipated liftoff has been a long time coming. It was in December 1972, that 11 astronauts suited up and boarded Apollo 17 for what was now humankind’s most recent steps on the moon.

A rendering of the Nova-C.

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Fast-forward nearly five decades and the upcoming IM-1 mission is part of NASA’s Artemis Program lunar exploration efforts. The aim is to help pave the way for a sustainable presence on the moon. The team aloft and on the ground will also be looking to gain a better understanding of the solar system. The launch was planned for the fourth quarter of this year, but in April Intuitive Machines pushed that back to next year.

Intuitive Machines’ Nova-C lunar lander will launch on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket next year and will carry commercial payloads. This is a long-term effort to gather information on the lunar surface ahead of returning humans to the moon under the space agency’s Artemis Program. 

The TO2-IM, or Intuitive Machines 1 (IM-1) mission objective is to place a lander, called Nova–C, in the Vallis Schroteri region on the moon.

In need of sponsors, Intuitive Machines had reached out to Columbia, according to a spokesperson for the Portland, Oregon-based brand.

Common goals in thermal protection and materials were immediately recognized and a partnership was born. Columbia and IM materials experts discussed a variety of options for incorporating Columbia Sportswear’s latest heat-reflective technology, Omni-Heat Infinity, into the Nova-C lander. 

Fittingly, the brand’s Omni-Heat Infinity thermal-reflective technology was inspired by NASA space blankets. Many consumers already know of it, since it is used in 100-plus styles of outerwear, footwear and other Columbia products on its site and in stores. It incorporates metallic gold-colored dots that reflect the wearer’s body heat and generate warmth without affecting the garment’s breathability.

In the testing phase, thermal modeling by IM showed that Omni-Heat Infinity’s heat reflection was beneficial when used as a panel covering, according to Columbia. That is how the technology will be used on the Nova-C. With temperatures in space potentially ranging from minus-250 F to more than 250 F, the Omni-Heat Infinity panel is expected to be durable enough to withstand such extreme temperatures. — ROSEMARY FEITELBERG

THE TIES THAT BIND: Tiffany Trump decided on an Elie Saab wedding gown for her nuptials Saturday to Michael Boulos, and she wasn’t the only one sporting that designer label.

Her billionaire husband wore a black tuxedo by the designer, a Trump spokesman confirmed Saturday. Elie Saab was also the designer of choice for Trump’s mother, Marla Maples, and for her half-sister, Ivanka Trump.

The 29-year-old bride wore a ballet-neck embellished gown with a tapered waist and extravagant sweeping train. She carried a small bouquet of lilies. Former president Donald Trump donned a tuxedo to walk his youngest daughter down the al fresco aisle at his 20-acre estate Mar-a-Lago. The wedding march started beneath an arch of pastel-colored hydrangeas.

Representatives for Elie Saab did not respond to requests for comment Saturday.  

Tiffany Trump wore a gown designed by Elie Saab.

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The one-shoulder trend got a serious boost by a few of the Trump women during the pre-wedding festivities and at the wedding. The former president’s second wife — Maples — sported a mint green one-shoulder pantsuit to Friday night’s rehearsal dinner, and his third and current wife Melania donned a metallic gold one-shouldered Dolce & Gabbana halter dress with a bias fit for the same event. The trio posed together for photos. Maples, who was married to Donald Trump from 1993 through 1999, wore a fitted lilac-colored dress for the wedding with one strap over the right shoulder.

Lara Trump, Marla Maples, Tiffany Trump, Melania Trump, Ivanka Trump and Kimberly Guilfoyle at Saturday’s wedding.

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Ivanka Trump was also on board with the one-shoulder trend, and went with a powder blue strapless dress with a one-shoulder chiffon overlay for the wedding, a more demure choice than the midriff-baring gem-encrusted pale pink skirt and tank top that she opted for Friday night. Not completely understated, Ivanka Trump, who served a special adviser to her father during his administration, polished off her look with four-inch silver platform sandals and a silver box clutch. The bridesmaids also wore baby blue in varying shades and silhouettes.  

Two other members of the Trump inner circle opted for more unexpected fashion choices. Lara Trump, who is married to the bride’s half-brother Eric, wore a dramatic, semi-sheer metallic gown, and Donald Trump Jr.’s girlfriend and former Fox News personality Kimberly Guilfoyle chose a black puffed-sleeved gown.

For the pre-wedding run-through and rehearsal dinner, Tiffany Trump wore a strapless white dress. The 25-year-old billionaire Boulos, meanwhile, went with more of a Palm Beach, Florida, look — a gray suit with a lavender necktie. The former president was all about blue Friday night, wearing a blue suit and a royal blue tie.

Known to be more low-key and out-of-the-limelight than the other Trump offspring, Tiffany graduated from Georgetown University Law School five years ago. Until choosing the internationally-known Saab for her wedding gown, she has not generally favored global designer labels for major occasions. The first daughter wore Simin Couture for her father’s inauguration and has sported other labels such as Taoray Wang and Ted Baker in the past. — ROSEMARY FEITELBERG

WINNING EXCELLENCE: The Accessories Council on Wednesday revealed its fourth annual Design Excellence Awards. Held at the Fashionphile offices, the awards recognize new, innovative designs across numerous categories encompassing the accessory industry’s wide breadth.

Awards are often split up by price point and category. For instance, Kimberly Pucci took an award for handbags more than $1,000, while Hammitt won in designs less than $1,000.

Franco Sarto and Mia Becar won in footwear categories; Colette Malouf, Shahla Karimi and Anna Zuckerman in jewelry categories; Monica Rich Kosann for technology and innovation; Gigi Burris in soft accessories; American Optical and Carolina Herrera in eyewear; R.Riveter for social impact, and KHB Magnum in sustainability.

Monica Rich Kosann at the Accessories Council Design Excellence Awards.

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“This year, we had hundreds of entries and over 10,000 individuals voted for their favorite brands. We were thrilled to see the dynamic mix of winners this year — our group included companies large and small, new and established and entry prices to luxury. The goal of the awards is to give the finalists and winners an opportunity to highlight their designs just as the holiday shopping season kicks off. We congratulate all the finalists and winners,” said Karen Giberson, president of the Accessories Council. — MISTY WHITE SIDELL

The Princess Of Wales Attends The Remembrance Day Service In Princess Diana’s Earrings

The Princess Of Wales Attends The Remembrance Day Service In Princess Diana’s Earrings

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For her second appearance over Remembrance weekend, the Princess of Wales turned to Catherine Walker, whose Chelsea atelier provided countless designs for Diana, Princess of Wales throughout her years as a working member of the Firm. Most famously, the homegrown British label is behind some of the late royal’s most memorable evening gowns, worn everywhere from Saudi Arabia to South Korea.
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Kate, however, frequently wears Catherine Walker for more reserved occasions (including Remembrance Sunday in 2019 and 2020). This year, the Duchess joined the Queen Consort on a Whitehall balcony to watch the wreath-laying ceremony – led, for the first time, by King Charles III – wearing the label’s Evie coat dress, a military-style design that nodded to the nature of the occasion. (As the cofounder of the brand, Said Cyrus, told Vogue previously: “I’m very aware of the fact that we design for businesswomen who have an important role in life… They come to Catherine Walker & Co for garments that are suitable for the role they are playing and that match up to the power they have.”)
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The Princess’s earrings, meanwhile, have an even stronger connection to Diana: Kate inherited the diamond and pearl set from her late mother-in-law, and recently wore them to attend the Buckingham Palace Reception for foreign dignitaries on the eve of the Queen’s funeral. For her part, Diana preferred to wear the horseshoe-shaped studs and drop pearls with the Spencer tiara, most notably during a performance by the English National Ballet in Budapest in 1992.
Originally published in Vogue.co.uk

Kate Middleton Flies the Flag for Sustainable Fashion in Gabriela Hearst

Kate Middleton Flies the Flag for Sustainable Fashion in Gabriela Hearst

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More than a decade as a working member of the royal family has taught the Princess of Wales how to dress for all occasions – and all weathers. In her role as Patron of the Rugby Football League, Kate traveled from her Windsor home to DW Stadium in Wigan on Saturday to take in the England vs Papua New Guinea Rugby League World Cup 2021 Quarter Final, and she dressed for the inevitable rain in a bold poppy-red coat. A custom Alexander McQueen design, the cheerful piece has become a favorite of the Duchess, who first wore it to the opening of her Hold Still exhibition in 2020.
In the same Alexander McQueen coat in 2020. Photo: Getty
Layered underneath to keep out the November cold? A maroon Gabriela Hearst turtleneck. The Princess turned to the sustainably minded designer earlier this week, too, while visiting Scarborough in another tonal look – shrugging a Max & Co coat over the Uruguayan creative’s camel Betti dress, which she paired with taupe Ralph Lauren pumps in the brand’s Celia style and a beloved DeMellier bag. If Kate is in the midst of evolving her style (see the vintage Chanel blazer she sourced for a visit to the Olympic Park in October), she could do much worse than putting herself in the hands of Gabriela Hearst.
In a Gabriela Hearst dress earlier this week. Photo: Getty
Of course, the most notable accessory worn by Kate on both occasions is her Remembrance poppy. Next Sunday, 13 November, will see the Windsors come together at the Cenotaph in Whitehall to remember those lost in combat for the first time since the passing of Queen Elizabeth II and the accession of King Charles III – with the Princess expected to be present throughout the moving service. A more joyful occasion coming up in her diary? Hosting a carol service at Westminster Abbey on 15 December, which will be broadcast on ITV on Christmas Eve and pay tribute to Her Majesty.
Originally published on Vogue.com
Read Next: Princess Of Wales Kate Middleton Swears By This Jewelry Box Staple

Princess Of Wales Kate Middleton Swears By This Jewelry Box Staple

Princess Of Wales Kate Middleton Swears By This Jewelry Box Staple

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The Princess of Wales may be in the midst of a sartorial reinvention (see the vintage Chanel jacket she wore for a visit to Olympic Park earlier this month), but there are certain royal fashion staples she clearly has no intention of giving up. Most definitely here to stay: anything and everything polka-dotted – a favorite print of Diana, Princess of Wales in her Sloane Ranger era.
Over the weekend, the Duchess wore a navy blouse while highlighting the Take Action On Addiction campaign – encouraging support for those battling the disease in a video filmed in front of a table covered with photographs of the Cambridges. (Visible on the right? Prince George and Princess Charlotte’s portrait marking the latter’s first day of school at Thomas’s Battersea.) With a prim white collar – and her signature bouncy curls in place – Kate Middleton appeared both polished and relaxed.
The Duchess spoke out in support of the Take Action On Addiction campaign
It’s the Princess’s drop pearl earrings, though, that are worth investing in. Kate has several pairs from a variety of brands – with Annoushka’s 18-Carat Gold Baroque Pearl Earring Drops among her most-worn pieces of jewelry. Retailing at £425, the Duchess has worn the timeless, versatile style on occasions ranging from her first family photo with Prince William and Prince George to a walkabout at Windsor after the Queen’s death earlier this year.
Prefer a more avant-garde style? Kate has also endorsed Maria Black’s Cha Cha Earrings, wearing the Danish designer’s creations – which are sold individually – during a trip to Copenhagen earlier this year. Even more directional: the Simone Rocha Curb-Chain Earrings that the Duchess debuted at the Natural History Museum back in 2020. The exact style is now sold out, but the designer’s newer Hoop Earrings with Faux Pearls are a perfect substitute.
Originally published in Vogue.co.uk

Kate Middleton’s Vintage Blue Chanel Blazer Is A Classic From The 1990s

Kate Middleton’s Vintage Blue Chanel Blazer Is A Classic From The 1990s

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The Princess of Wales made a foray into the world of vintage earlier this year, opting for a series of pre-loved pieces while touring the Caribbean in March. But today, the royal arguably stepped out in her best vintage look to date, in the form of a Chanel tweed jacket in cobalt blue, dating back to 1995.
You can’t go far wrong with vintage Chanel. The Princess teamed the double-breasted jacket (which was originally worn down the runway by ’90s super Claudia Schiffer) with a pair of black tailored trousers and matching suede pumps for a visit to the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London. Understated yet chic, it’s Kate’s working wardrobe at its best.
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It turns out the Princess is actually a long-standing vintage fan, with the royal debuting a red YSL jacket – which she’s had since her university days at St Andrews – while departing Belize earlier this year. She followed up that look with a striped turquoise and coral dress from the ’50s, sourced from Willow Hilson Vintage, and a ’60s orange beaded handbag by Wayne Taylor while in Jamaica.
While Kate is known for repeating looks from her own wardrobe, it‘s great to see her adding vintage (as well as sustainably-minded brands) into the mix, too. Long may it continue.
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Originally published in Vogue.co.uk

Kate Middleton Brightens Up A Gray Day In A Sunshine-Yellow High-Street Dress

Kate Middleton Brightens Up A Gray Day In A Sunshine-Yellow High-Street Dress

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On a gray October day, Kate Middleton Princess of Wales visited the Royal Surrey County Hospital’s maternity unit to meet with staff and hear about the holistic support it provides for pregnant women and new mothers. To contrast the overcast skies, Kate wore a simple sunshine-yellow midi dress by Karen Millen, featuring a pleated skirt, a notched neckline and puffed sleeves. As ever, she kept her accessories minimal, and wore navy heeled pumps and carried a matching suede clutch bag. She also wore white gold and diamond drop earrings by Emily Mortimer Jewellery.
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The Princess will spend time at several areas of the hospital throughout the day. Upon arrival, she met with the unit’s Jasmine team, which is dedicated to helping mothers who experience mental health issues during and after pregnancy.
The hospital’s postnatal unit and special care baby unit are also on her schedule, and during Kate’s visit, she will speak to mothers and families who have received support from the Royal Surrey County Hospital staff. Kate will no doubt be a cheering presence during each encounter.
Originally published in Vogue.co.uk

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