Duchess of Cambridge in pretty floral for Victorian Giant Exhibition

Duchess of Cambridge in pretty floral for Victorian Giant Exhibition
James Whatling

After attending the first annual Royal Foundation Forum, Duchess of Cambridge for National Portrait Gallery to see ‘Victorian Giants: The Birth of Art Photography’ Exhibition.

Duchess of Cambridge in pretty floral for Victorian Giant Exhibition
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An avid Art fan and an ex-Art student, the patron of the National Portrait Gallery Duchess of Cambridge arrived at the Gallery in the snowy night.

Duchess of Cambridge in pretty floral for Victorian Giant Exhibition
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This major exhibition is the first to examine the relationship between four ground-breaking Victorian artists: Julia Margaret Cameron (1815–79), Lewis Carroll (1832–98), Lady Clementina Hawarden (1822–65) and Oscar Rejlander (1813–75).

 

Duchess of Cambridge in pretty floral for Victorian Giant Exhibition
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Drawn from public and private collections internationally, the exhibition features some of the most breath-taking images in photographic history. Influenced by historical painting and frequently associated with the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, the four artists formed a bridge between the art of the past and the art of the future, standing as true giants in Victorian photography.

The exhibition explores the birth of art photography in England and provides a fresh perspective on one of photography’s formative periods.

 

Duchess of Cambridge in pretty floral for Victorian Giant Exhibition
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Before the engagement Duchess Catherine wrote a foreword to the exhibition catalogue in which she discussed her interest in 19th century photography that was also the subject of her undergraduate thesis while an art history student at the University of St Andrews.

“This period of history has long interested me. Photographs of children in particular, which feature predominately within the exhibition, are of real interest to me. The photographs allow us to reflect on the importance of preserving and appreciating childhood while it lasts. Children held a special place in the Victorian imagination and were celebrated for their seemingly boundless potential. The notion still rings true for us today and it underpins much of my official work and the charities I have chosen to support, and, indeed, my role as a mother of a young family.”

 

Duchess of Cambridge in pretty floral for Victorian Giant Exhibition
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For this visit, putting her academic background to the use, Duchess helped to curate the exhibition at the gallery.

Duchess of Cambridge in pretty floral for Victorian Giant Exhibition
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Catherine selected several Victorian photographs and wrote captions which are displayed with the images for a special ‘Patron’s Trail’.

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Duchess of Cambridge in pretty floral for Victorian Giant Exhibition
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Upon arrival, Kate enjoyed the tour of the exhibition. The exhibition will run until May 20th.

Duchess of Cambridge in pretty floral for Victorian Giant Exhibition
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She also met lenders and supporters in the Gallery’s Ondaatje Wing Main Hall.

Duchess of Cambridge in pretty floral for Victorian Giant Exhibition
James Whatling

For the artistic visit, Duchess of Cambridge chose a beautiful floral look. She wore Orla Kiely Margaret Viscose Print Smock Bib Dress in Black .

 

Duchess of Cambridge Orla Kiely Margaret Viscose Print Smock Bib Dress
Orla Kiely Margaret Viscose Print Smock Bib Dress

Cut to a flattering figure-skimming fit, the eye-catching floral dress features a High neckline with a soft velvet band to the trim, smock front panel with ruched detailing and a soft velvet trim, velvet ribbon collar and invisible zip back opening.

Duchess of Cambridge Orla Kiely Margaret Viscose Print Smock Bib Dress
Orla Kiely Margaret Viscose Print Smock Bib Dress

The dress is currently available at Very Exclusive for £490.00.

 

Duchess of Cambridge Gianvito Rossi praline pumps
Gianvito Rossi praline pumps

Duchess paired her look with her trusty Gianvito Rossi praline pumps and carried Jimmy Choo Celeste clutch.

 

Duchess of Cambridge Jimmy Choo Celeste clutch
Jimmy Choo Celeste clutch

Once again Duchess was seen wearing Kiki McDonough Candy Pink Tourmaline & Green Amethyst Drop Earrings that she last wore during the visit to Portrait Gala in last March.

 

Duchess of Cambridge Kiki McDonough Candy Pink Tourmaline & Green Amethyst Drop Earrings<
Kiki McDonough Candy Pink Tourmaline & Green Amethyst Drop Earrings

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