The Princess of Wales, Catherine, knows how to wow the audience with understated elegance. May 08th 2012 was one of those days. Her husband Prince William was receiving invitations to the lunch organized by the Thirty Club for almost a decade. In 2012, when both William and Catherine (The Then Duke and Duchess of Cambridge) turned 30, William thought it is an appropriate time to accept the invitation.
‘The Thirty Club’ is a powerful media club with some of the most powerful men and women in advertising and the media as its members. Their monthly luncheons feature a guest speaker and in May 2012 it was the Duke of Cambridge. In the past Prince Philip, Princess Anne and Lady Diana had attended the lunch.
A small video of the Couple’s arrival at the lunch in Mayfair.
The highlight of the day was the stunning look William’s wife of one year chose. Princess Catherine, who is famously known as Kate Middleton, was looking elegant in a pale white floor-length gown from London-based designer Roland Mouret.
What Kate Middleton wore to The Thirty Club Luncheon in May 2012
- Gown: Roland Mouret ‘Lombard’ Gown
- Earrings: Beaut ‘Eva’ Earrings
- Shoes: Jimmy Choo ‘Vamp’ Glitter Platform Sandals
- Bag: Unidentified clutch – Possibly Jimmy Choo
Catherine was wearing Roland Mouret ‘Lombard’ Gown. The gown was such a success that the label brought it back again with a new name ‘Ella’.
The gown was described as “The Roland Mouret Ella gown combines a contemporary cut with expertly crafted panelling to flatter the silhouette and construct svelte contours. Mouret’s signature twist on tailoring is seen with an asymmetric zip to the reverse, making this piece as directional as it is classic. Rendered in white wool and lined in silk, pleat detailing at the shoulders adds unexpected finishes”.
Princess Kate paired the stunning gown with a pair of vintage Beaut Eva Earrings that she first wore in November 2011 at a fundraiser event at St. James Palace. The earrings were exclusive to Jenny Packham. Find more about earrings here.
Giving the outfit a dazzling touch were Kate’s Jimmy Choo Vamp Glitter Platform Sandals that she first wore in 2011 during the North America tour when she attended BAFTA.
The Princess of Wales was carrying a matching glittering clutch that remained unidentified but there are rumours that the bag was part of Jimmy Choo’s old collection.