The Duchess wore an elegant one-shouldered gown for tonight’s BAFTA (British Academy of film as well as television Arts) Awards ceremony.
The event is held at Royal Albert Hall as well as is much like the Oscars/Academy Awards in the US.
Prince William is president of the Academy; a setting he has held because 2010.
The couple being seated.
Just before the program got underway.
This 2-minute video covers the arrival as well as the couple being seated. about :30 seconds into the video you can see exactly how Kate’s gown moves in the wind. If you want to look at it after reading the publish I’ll have a link at the bottom of the page.
After the event concluded William as well as Kate met award winners, nominees, as well as presenters.
The Duchess with Spike Lee.
Now for our look at what Kate wore, starting with her Alexander McQueen evening gown.
A better view.
The one-shouldered style features a draped, fitted bodice with a full, flowing skirt.
It is much like these two Alexander McQueen designs. The material seems similar to the crinkled silk chiffon utilized on the style seen lower right.
A suggestion of the tiara to Laura (aka Japanese Ginger); last night when predicting the style gown she’d like to see Kate wearing this evening she selected the lilac gown seen above!
Upon seeing Kate tonight numerous of us shared the exact same thought: it looks a great deal like the gown worn to the Prince Charles 70th birthday party.
Here is a side by side comparison.
According to Hello! the Duchess has the gown in two colors.
The gown featured a floral motif on the take on as well as ruffled detailing. Kate really wore the gown to Prince Charles’ 70th birthday dinner last November, however in hot pink.
The skirt of tonight’s gown was somewhat reminiscent of the lavender Alexander McQueen worn to the 2011 BAFTA gala in Los Angeles.
Kate was in a pair of Jimmy Choo heels, the label’s Romy 100 Delivered with Chocolates style ($725). The style is called the Dégradé Glittered Suede Pump at Net-a-Porter.
It is the traditional Choo Romy, with its point toe as well as 4″ stiletto heel, adorned in silver as well as blue dégradé glitter. Many thanks to Laura for IDing the pumps.
Kate carried a white clutch this evening that looks like it might be a bespoke piece from Alexander McQueen. UPDATE NOV 19 2019: I have inserted a new picture montage below that includes the Alexander McQueen Butterfly Box Clutch. It is no longer offered in Kate’s surface as well as color, however you can see it in a pink style at Saks.
A better view of Kate’s updo.
It allowed us to see the earrings she wore tonight.
The Duchess wore a new pair of earrings tonight that belonged to Diana, Princess of Wales. The Telegraph does a great task describing them: “The earrings function a double curve of different cuts of diamonds, with a cluster of marquise-cut stones in the centre.”
The late Princess wore them with some frequency. In the picture below, the pearl drops are not the exact same pair Kate is wearing tonight.
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More about the earrings from this Telegraph story:
Princess Diana wore the earrings with sizeable, silver-toned South Sea pearl drops on a number of black-tie occasions.
They are versatile too, due to the removable pearl drop. Diana wore the earrings without the decrease at her final public appearance, to a performance of Swan Lake at the Royal Albert Hall in June 1997, just weeks before she died.
Here you see Diana as she arrived at the Swan Lake performance. In the lower best I added a closeup of an earring.
Nor are they the Collingwood pearls. below left, Kate’s earrings tonight as well as on the right, the Collingwood pearls worn on one more occasion; you can see the difference between the caps.
Amy L. as well as Roberta on Twitter suggest the pearl drops are from this set, seen on Diana when she attended an event at the Royal Opera home in November 1991.
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The Duchess likewise wore the Queen’s Diamond Quatrefoil Bracelet.
We very first saw her wear it at a 2017 gala for the Anna Freud Centre. below it is shown (left to right) as worn this evening, at the Freud Centre gala as well as on HM’s wrist at the 2010 State Opening of Parliament.
This info comes via From Her Majesty’s Jewel Vault: “The broad diamond bracelet features several diamond quatrefoil motifs, the four-lobed style prominent in architecture, art, heraldry, as well as elsewhere. Each quatrefoil outline is filled with five private diamonds.”
This was an outstanding look for Kate, one that may belong in our Iconic Looks category. Below, a look at the Duchess in tonight’s Alexander McQueen design, the Jenny Packham worn to the 2018 awards as well as the off the take on Alexander McQueen gown seen at the 2017 BAFTAs.
We’ll leave you with this black as well as white picture of the Duchess.
As noted above, this 2-minute video covers the arrival and initial seating.
This is about 5 minutes showing the Duke as well as Duchess satisfying numerous of the award winners after the program concluded.
The Mirror’s protection is here; The everyday Mail’s story is here; The Telegraph’s story about the earrings is here
Town as well as Country’s gallery is here; Grazia UK’s piece is here; Hello’s protection is here; the Fug Girls publish is here; a PopSugar gallery is here