In a break from tradition, Kate Middleton wore a Matthew Williamson dress to the UK premiere of African Cats last night. The stylish Duchess of Cambridge, who celebrates her one year wedding anniversary this weekend on Sunday 29 April, has evolved into a fashion icon and attracts a lot of attention for the clothes she wears.
Kate regularly attends royal engagements wearing pieces from Reiss, Alice Temperley, Jenny Packham, Orla Kiely, Issa, Erdem, as well as Alexander McQueen by Sarah Burton, who also designed her wedding dress.
So it made a change when she walked the red carpet in Matthew Williamson for the screening of Guy Ritchie's wildlife documentary in aid Prince William’s UK-based animal conservation charity Tusk Trust.
The trendy grey dress features a peplum waist plus turquoise embellishments on the neckline and three quarter-length sleeves, which tied in perfectly with the film’s African vibe! She teamed the sleek ensemble, which comes from British designer Matthew Williamson’s pre-fall 2012 collection, with black pumps and a matching black clutch.
The wildlife film tells the story of life on Kenya's plains for a pride of lions and a family of cheetahs as they battle for survival. Prince William, who looked rather dapper in a dark suit, has been a Royal Patron of the Tusk Trust conservation charity since 2005.
Check out the Matthew Williamson boutique in Dubai Mall’s Fashion Avenue when Kate's dress hits the store from May. It will also be available in pink and will retail at Dhs5,750.
INFO: Matthew Williamson, Fashion Avenue, Dubai Mall, 04 339 8069, www.matthewwilliamson.com