So, you remember last week when Grazia Daily spotted Kate Middleton coming out of the Alexander McQueen head office in London? Oui? Well, odds on, this is what she was carrying – the gorgeous navy blue fitted coat dress she wore this weekend to the Irish Guard Armed Forces Day.
Alexander McQueen confirmed via their twitter feed on Saturday that ‘HRH the Duchess of Cambridge wore a navy Alexander McQueen Pre-A/W ‘11 dress’. The dress appears to have been custom made for the Princess, blending several elements from the Pre-A/W ’11 collection (the double breasted cut and gold buttons for instance), from a collection which Creative Director Sarah Burton described as being ‘about uniformity’ and with ‘a regimental feel with the richness of ceremonial dress’.
This is VERY exciting and interesting news in Grazia Daily-land, because it’s another indication that Sarah Burton is becoming Kate’s go-to designer for official engagements - Burton having dressed Kate for arguably her two most high profile official outings since her wedding – the Armed Forces event this weekend and the Trooping the Colour earlier this month.
Kate accessorised the coat and dress with a navy blue fascinator by London-based milliner Rachel Trevor-Morgan, navy blue Prada court shoes, Kiki McDonough Citrine Drop earrings (which she also wore to the Epsom Derby), an Anya Hindmarch Marano clutch bag and a super cute bracelet, featuring a single charm engraved with Catherine’s official seal (a not-at-all-TOWIE ‘C’ with a crown on top).
The only other jewellery worn by the Duchess was the gold shamrock brooch she sported on her left shoulder. The brooch is actually owned by the Guards, and loaned out by them, having previously been worn by the Queen Mother and Princess Anne. Oddly, neither of these occasions has been recorded on Grazia Daily. >puzzled<
- Alex Butt