The resplendent red Alexander McQueen dress that Duchess of Cambridge wore for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee pageant over River Thames yesterday afternoon has become such a hit with her admirers that it is already sold out on fashion websites.
The Duchess of Cambridge literally stole the show from Queen Elizabeth in whose honor the spectacular water-borne pageant was organized show-casing a motley group of 1000-flotillas. Catherine’s stunning scarlet adapted frock by Alexander McQueen designer Sarah Burton was ‘bang-on-trend’ as they say in the fashion world.
Duke & Duchess of Cambridge arriving at River Pagaent
on Sun, June 03, 2012. Catherine is seen attired in a
recycled version of a super Alexander McQueen dress.
Credit: Garcia Daily
Of course, this is not the first time the stunning scarlet dress has made its appearance in public. A racier version of the same design has been sported by X Factor judge Tulisa Contostavolas and Kim Kardashian on two different occasions last summer.
Sexy Tulisa wore a much shorter skirt and sleeveless version for her birthday, while the voluptuous socialite Kim wore a sleeveless and altered neckline version of the same dress as she filmed scenes for her reality show in New York in September.
Kate’s take on the dress was a lot more demure and elegant. The Duchess is understood to have liked the look so much she secretly kept the design in mind for the Jubilee and later asked her designers for an altered version with sleeves and a longer skirt, reports Daily Star.
Fashionistas praised Kate’s majestic dress sense and choice of outfit, with fans on Twitter lauding her look as “stunning”. Style queen Sarah Burton, who designed the red frock for the McQueen brand, also created Kate’s famous wedding dress last year.
|Wills & Kate enjoying at the River Pageant|
The 30-year-old royal teamed her vivid scarlet dress with an eye-catching red hat designed by Sylvia Fletcher for royal milliner James Lock & Co. On her dress was attached a maritime-themed brooch, with two silver dolphins - a gift from the Royal Navy Submarine Service of which William is Commodore in Chief.
Duchess Catherine even managed to delight sharp-eyed Scottish on-lookers by carrying a scarf made of Strathearn tartan. As royal watchers are aware her Scottish title is, of course, the Countess of Strathearn. The ever chic Duchess completed her look with a pair of her trademark beige LK Bennett heels.
Meanwhile, the stunning Alexander McQueen designer dress worn by Kate Middleton had been sold out as Kate’s fans stormed fashion websites, despite its steep 1,200-pound price tag.
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