Open mouth, insert foot. British designer Matthew Williamson suggested to a reporter that fashion people should just stop obsessing over Kate Middleton. And why? Because she’s not really a fashion person, so no one should care what she wears. Um. What?
Middleton might not eat all of her meals from a fashion plate, but she has been given the style star mantle, and we think she’s doing a pretty good job of wearing it. She might not be racking up billions of pounds for British designers just yet (the way Michelle Obama does for American designers), but when she wears things they tend to sell out. Just look at how many people tried to copy her engagement ring. Still, Williamson doesn’t get it.
“Kate isn’t a fashion bunny,” he said. “I don’t know why everyone in fashion is waiting to see what she wears. I’m, like, thinking: get over it.”
While the future Queen of England isn’t the kind of person we’d want to piss off, there’s something slightly refreshing about his honesty, no?
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