Kate Middleton made a show-stopping appearance on the BAFTA red carpet with Prince William on Sunday night. The royal wears a princess-like classic evening gown with a polarizing avant-garde look. It cemented her status as “an enduring global fashion icon,” according to one expert. News week.
Britain’s new Princess of Wales attended the 76th British Academy Film Awards with BAFTA President William at London’s Royal Festival Hall after a two-year hiatus.
Among the nominated stars were Angela Bassett, Austin Butler and Michelle Yeoh, who appeared on the red carpet before William and Kate entered. The princess She wore an altered version of Alexander McQueen’s white floor-length evening gown at the 2019 event.
Kate’s dress, which featured a 2019 rosette event, featured a matching, diaphanous chiffon bodice with bow detailing on the shoulders.
The royal updated the classic look with statement black opera gloves. They were accompanied by over $30 earrings from fashion retailer Zara.
According to royal fashion expert and celebrity stylist Miranda Holder, the overall look combines traditional royal style with an updated modern twist, confirming Kate’s fashion-icon status. She told him News week The princess is said to have managed to modernize what could have been “a very delicate and feminine look.”
However, the gloves may have proved a very unusual fashion risk for the usually staid princess. Australian author Danielle Binks was among several Twitter users to comment on the statement, which she described as “outdated” by the royals.
“Look, Kate is undeniably *stunning* – so who’s wearing her in all this confusion?
This view is not shared by holder. “Kate positively floated on the red carpet in a dreamy white Alexander McQueen creation,” she said, although the dress “had a few surprises in terms of shape.”
“Kate was true to form, accentuating her slim waist with a belt, a soft plunging A-line with slightly broad shoulders and all the ‘fashion action’ happening in the upper half as usual,” added Holder.
“For this occasion, the princess opted for a stunning asymmetric shape, showing off her delicate décolleté, with her hair swept neatly off her shoulders and completely styled. But that’s where ‘traditional’ Kate Middleton ends.”
For Holder, it was the royal’s choice of earrings that showed her versatility in fashion, combining high and low budget pieces for a statement look.
“It proves once again that Kate’s inner beauty has the power to make the cheapest details look luxurious, and she made a smart move on her stylist’s part to keep the princess’ style just on the right side of reach for her many fans.” he said.
However, it was the decision to match the white chiffon look with long black gloves that made the biggest impact on the red carpet, says Holder.
“These monochrome effects complement Prince William’s perfect black outfit as he walks past the rows of paparazzi, elevating what can be a very soft and feminine look to a very sophisticated look,” said Holder. The decision to employ one of the most avant-garde trends in the fashion world (opera gloves, although they’re all over the runways, haven’t quite filtered down to the mainstream) firmly cements Kate’s status as an enduring global fashion icon. Holder added: “In perfect timing, this London Fashion Week season is about to explode.”
This isn’t the first time Kate McQueen has worn BAFTA. Out of the five times she participated, she wore four of the fashion house’s creations, appearing to be her go-to for the event.
The princess has a long-standing relationship with the house and head designer Sarah Burton, who was commissioned to create her wedding dress in 2011.
In her high-fashion 2023 BAFTA look, Kate also teamed a black velvet Jimmy Choo clutch bag and a pair of gold pumps from designer shoe brand Aquazura, also a favorite brand of Meghan Markle.
William and Kate attended as an audience All quiet on the western front It swept multiple categories, winning seven awards. Banshees of Inisherin And Elvis Both won four awards each.
At the ceremony, Dame Helen Mirren paid special tribute to Queen Elizabeth II, who died in September aged 96.
It’s James Crawford-Smith. Newsweek’s Royal Correspondent in London. You can find him on Twitter. @jrcrawfordsmith And read the stories on Newsweek’s The Royals Facebook page.
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