OMG. Kate Middleton in Christopher Kane? Of all the designers we'd predicted the Duchess of Cambridge to wear for the Olympics Opening Ceremony (our bets were on McQueen or McCartney), it never crossed our minds that she'd have the fashion gusto to plump for Christopher Kane. But it really is true!
Of course, when K-Middy does Christopher Kane it's a softer, more feminine take on the Scot designer's edgy aesthetic. Instead of a see-through plastic cut-out frock or a black leather crop top, Princess Catherine has gone down the demure route with a silk coat dress in a ladylike shade of what we're calling eau de nil.
The single-breasted design features long-sleeves, pockets and a belted waist. It's strictly tailored to her svelte figure with streamlined darts creating a minimalist vibe. Kate has teamed the look with a nude box clutch and matching heels - and doesn't she look glowy? As for her notorious mane, it's looking as glossy as ever thanks to those tumbling brunette curls.
You'll remember it was back in 2010 that Mr Kane expressed his wish for Kate to better represent British designer labels. Speaking to WWD, he said: 'It’s a shame she doesn’t wear more designers. I don’t really like the high street getting so much of the credit. I understand that there would be an array because you need to relate to so many people in the market, but she is a princess. If I were a princess, I’d be like, "Oh yeah, bring it on."' Well, looks like his dream came true, hey? Hurrah!
Kate's outfit is certainly a fitting choice for a meeting with America's First Lady Michelle Obama (aka: FLOTUS) who is in town for tonight's swanky reception hosted by the Queen at Buckingham Palace ahead of the extravagant Opening Ceremony. Meanwhile, Michelle looks divine in an ensemble from J. Mendel's 2013 Resort collection. It consists of a viscose techno crepe tailored jacket with overlapped side panels and silver embroidery, an ivory chiffon pleated skirt and silver heels. Top marks, MObama!
UPDATE: Kate and the Queen have definitely been getting chummy lately - but how will our Head of State feel about Kate wearing EXACTLY the same colour dress as her? Didn't she get the memo - never upstage HRH?!