One of just a handful of designers that Kate Middleton regularly turns to for her formal and occasion-wear, Alexander McQueen has provided the Duchess of Cambridge with a number of pieces that have seen her catapult into iconic fashion status.
As creative director, Sarah Burton, has taken the edgy and iconic British brand in an altogether more feminine direction since Lee McQueen took his own life back in 2010 and Burton took over. Receiving her OBE for services to British Fashion just yesterday, we take a look back through the Duchess’ McQueen wardrobe.
Kate has been seen in a number of McQueen military and nautical inspired pieces in the last year. Sticking to a signature palette of neutrals, navy and red, the Duchess also keeps to a streamlined silhouette, nipped in at the waist and makes use of detailing to add interest.
For evening, the Duchess’ waistline remains a focal point, accentuated either by way of a cinching belt or empire line cut. Floor length works perfectly with Kate’s height and lithe limbs, whilst floaty chiffon numbers seem to be a micro-trend in Kate’s wardrobe.
Surely the highlight of Kate’s McQueen wardrobe is her Burton-designed wedding dress.