Sure, all the talk around Kate - sorry, Catherine Middleton shopping for a dress these days tends to be about some sort of upcoming wedding –have you heard? – but here at Grazia Daily we don’t like to make other dress shopping excursions by a soon-to-be Princess feel of a lesser sort. So, when we found out that Catherine went shopping at Joseph, the 53 Kings Road branch if you must know, we had to find out what she bought and report back to you all immediately. And so we did!
We can exclusively reveal that Catherine visited the store alone, well whatever alone for the Princess-to-be means these days, so alone as in her security team waited for her outside, and bought a coral silk Stella McCartney dress from the British designer’s S/S’09 collection. So far so good. Which Stella McCartney coral silk dress, you ask? Why, the very same one Madonna has, of course! Her Madjesty Madonna wore the dress for the 2008 amFAR gala in Cannes. The best part? Although we very much doubt that Stella’s best mate Madge actually purchased the dress (she wore it four months before it appeared in Stella’s S/S’09 collection after all!) sensible Kate bought the dress on sale, three years later, for £305 (it originally sold for £1425). We knew we liked this girl.
So, what do you think? Can you see Kate in this coral number and do you think she’ll look good in it? Or is wearing the same dress as Madonna, no matter how much time has passed since, a royal no-no in your minds? Share your thoughts with us below but here’s a juicy little tidbit to leave you with. As she was walking out of the store Kate spotted a short-sleeved tan leather jacket from Joseph’s own A/W’08 collection and was apparently considering sending an assistant back to get it. She hasn’t yet but you try convincing those security guards to take you shopping two times in a row!
-- Kiki Georgiou