The Duchess of Cambridge in Pretty floral for Victorian Giant Exhibition


The The Duchess of Cambridge in Pretty floral for Victorian Giant Exhibition
James Whatling

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

The Duchess of Cambridge arrived at the Gallery on a snowy night
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An avid Art fan and a History of Arts Graduate, the patron of the National Portrait Gallery, The Duchess of Cambridge arrived at the Gallery on a snowy night.

The Duchess of Cambridge in pretty floral for Victorian Giant Exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery
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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.

 

The Duchess of Cambidge wrote a foreword to the Victorian Giant Exhibition catalogue in which she discussed her interest in 19th-century photography
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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.”

 

For this visit, putting her academic background to the use, The Duchess of Cambridge, Catherine, helped to curate the exhibition at the gallery.
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For this visit, putting her academic background to the use, The Duchess of Cambridge, Catherine, helped to curate the exhibition at the gallery.

The Duchess of Cambridge selected several Victorian photographs and wrote captions which are displayed with the images for a special 'Patron's Trail'.
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Catherine selected several Victorian photographs and wrote captions which are displayed with the images for a special ‘Patron’s Trail’.

The Duchess of Cambridge at the Victorian Giant Exhibition during her visit to National Portrait Gallery
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Upon arrival, Catherine enjoyed the tour of the exhibition. The exhibition will run until May 20th.

The Duchess of Cambridge visited National Portrait Gallery to view Victorian giant exhibition
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She also met lenders and supporters in the Gallery’s Ondaatje Wing Main Hall.

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

 

The Duchess of Cambridge wore Orla Kiely Margaret Viscose Print Smock Bib Dress to visit National Portrait Gallery
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 soft velvet trim, velvet ribbon collar and invisible zip back opening.

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

The dress was available at Very Exclusive for £490.00 before selling out.

 

The Duchess of Cambridge wore Gianvito Rossi praline pumps
Gianvito Rossi praline pumps

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

 

The Duchess of Cambridge was carrying her Jimmy Choo Celeste clutch
Jimmy Choo Celeste clutch

The Duchess of Cambridge gave her outfit a dazzling look by wearing Kiki McDonough Candy Pink Tourmaline & Green Amethyst Drop Earrings that she last wore during the visit to Portrait Gala in last March.

 

The Duchess of Cambridge chose her Kiki McDonough Candy Pink Tourmaline & Green Amethyst Drop Earrings
Kiki McDonough Candy Pink Tourmaline & Green Amethyst Drop Earrings

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