The Duchess of Cambridge yet again proves Alessandra Rich is the go-to brand for the social set
When the Duchess of Cambridge honours a fashion house with her patronage, it often sees its fortunes soar, in a phenomenon that has been dubbed the ‘Kate effect’ (followers of her looks are similarly called ‘Copy-Kates’).
One designer who the Duchess is increasingly turning to for her royal engagements is Alessandra Rich, whose signature tea dress has long been a favourite amongst the social set.
Today saw Kate wearing a red houndstooth dress from the brand for a visit to the V&A museum, of which she is a patron. Featuring a Peter Pan collar and v-neck, plus pleating on the skirt, its a modern take on the 1940s style. She paired the look with a simple black clutch, black heels and gold hoop earrings.
The royal has previously worn the brand during a television appearance last Christmas alongside Mary Berry, opting for a very festive red dress with pussy bow tie plus polka dot and leaf print. She also wore a navy polka dot dress with contrasting white Peter Pan collar for Prince Charles’ official 70th birthday portrait.
Meanwhile, Kate’s sister Pippa Matthews has also been spotted in Rich’s designs, choosing a baby blue button-down dress with high collar for Prince Louis’ christening in 2018.
It’s also been popular – second to The Vampire’s Wife, of course – at Royal Weddings. The Duchess of Sussex’s Suits co-star Abigail Spencer wore the brand to Meghan’s wedding to Prince Harry, while Emma Louise Connelly wore a dress by Rich to Princess Eugenie’s wedding to Jack Brooksbank the same year.
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Published at Wed, 19 May 2021 14:26:48 +0000