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In case Kate Middleton’s Alexander McQueen moment didn’t give you enough of a style fix, the Duchess of Cambridge attended the 100 Women in Hedge Funds event last night at Kensington Palace and had yet another Jenny Packham moment.
Hot on the heels of attending Jenny Packham’s spring show — which was packed with Duchess-worthy confections — Kate Middleton traded in her polka dots in favor of a pale gold sequin evening gown with crystal motif by the Brit designer for the inaugural Tusk Awards. Considering that it was her much-anticipated first black tie moment since giving birth to Prince George, we think that Middleton delivered.
We imagine that most were puzzled by Jenny Packham’s show vow to a ”70s take on austere Edwardian attire,” but it made perfect sense to us. After all, as Anglophiles our enthusiasm for blue blood Brits mirrors even that of our keenness to Bianca Jagger in Studio 54′s heyday. But for those less privy to dichotomies, the designer pegged the 1975 Australian cult flick Picnic at Hanging Rock as the catalyst for this season.
The future King or Queen of England is due to arrive sometime next month, but in the meantime, we get to enjoy the last of Kate Middleton’s impeccable maternity style. Today, the Duchess attended a service celebrating the 60th anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II’s coronation, and she glowed in a shift dress and matching coat that accommodated her now very visible bump.
While the rest of us are chomping at the bit to break out our sundresses and sandals, Kate Hudson went and made a compelling case for sweater dressing last night — nice timing, too, since the temps have decided to plummet on us again this week.
Julianne Hough may have avoided any wardrobe malfunctions on the red carpet at last night’s Golden Globe Awards, choosing a frou frou Monique Lhuillier confection that, as far as we know, stayed put as she made her entrance. At the afterparty, however, Hough’s Jenny Packham number met a very different fate.
The Diamond Jubilee Tour soldiers on! Today, Prince William and Duchess Catherine spent their morning visiting the Kranji War Memorial in Singapore, after which they flew to Kuala Lumpur to drop by Hospis Malaysia and brighten the days of some of their youngest patients and then spent the evening at Istana Palace, where Kate gave her first overseas speech. So dutiful, these two.
Lest anyone start to think Kate Middleton was just phoning it in with her flawlessly fitted dresses, sporty-appropriate skinnies, and classic blazers, the Duchess of Cambridge stunned in two different floral numbers while in Singapore on the first day of her and Prince William’s Diamond Jubilee Tour.
Jumpsuits are tricky to pull off because of their very nature, but Kristen Bell definitely got it right at last night’s premiere of Hit and Run in Los Angeles. Her wide-legged Jenny Packham onesie didn’t make her look look frumpy and, more importantly, there was no camel toe. What a winner.
Kate Middleton is the queen of shopping her wardrobe, and this weekend she attended the wedding of Prince William‘s first cousin Emily McCorquodale in another entirely recycled outfit. Let’s dissect the pieces, okay?
Kate Middleton is doing EXCELLENT things this week.
Kate Middleton (and her princely hubby) stepped out last night and while the Duke looked handsome in a double breasted tuxedo, the Duchess chose a floor length, one-shouldered, gray Jenny Packham gown.
The royal couple’s trip to the States may be brief (they’re leaving today…sad face), but they’re certainly making the most of it. Last night the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge rubbed shoulders with members of the Hollywood elite at the glamourous BAFTA “Brits to Watch” gala in Los Angeles.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge closed out the final day of their Canada tour by getting into the Stampede spirit with appropriately festive attire. And since we all know how much Catherine loves her hats, the royal formerly known as Kate Middleton stepped her game up with an ivory cowboy hat in pristine condition. Naturally, hubby Will wore one to match.
Ok, so that’s not quite fair. Comparing Kate Middleton’s wedding dress to the (now) Duchess of Cambridge’s black tie gown is kind of like comparing a one of a kind exotic apple to an everyday, but super special orange. Either way though, the sparkling, blush colored Jenny Packham creation the Duchess / Princess / Whatever We’re Supposed To Call Her These Days wore on Thursday night is absolutely breathtaking.