By Kenzie Bryant. Photos: Getty Images.
Kate Middleton, who has said she’s “very lucky” to be a “real princess”, looked especially royal today. Even by Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge, standards, she nailed it. The gown was by Temperly London, and the occasion was the annual gala fund-raiser at the National Portrait Gallery, which has called Middleton a patron since 2012.
Tastes are tastes, and Middleton’s crown-approved looks aren’t for everyone. But this is as close to objectively good as it gets, right? It’s the most appropriate thing she can wear for who she is in the space she’s taking up for the event at hand. It’s like the lace gown was reverse engineered for this night.
Middleton choosing to wear a British designer appeared to be signify the very nature of the event—a fund-raiser for a famed U.K. institution. Her earrings and purse also marked a nod to her homeland. Take a look, here.
The earrings, which aren’t especially noticeable under her bouncy blowout, are Kiki McDonough tourmaline and amethyst drop earrings (currently on sale in store for $6,650). It’s small, but the candy-colored pink base adds the tiniest bit of contrast, like her nod to artsiness for the evening. “These are my fun earrings,” you can almost hear her say. “This’ll kick it up a notch.”
The purse by Wilbur & Gussie rounded out her outfit with a third British designer. Again, right on theme and perfectly appropriate. All she needed to further proclaim her love of the United Kingdom was a Burberry coat.
This story originally appeared on Vanity Fair.
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