Catherine wore off-shoulder Alexander McQueen Velvet Gown at Sun Military Awards in December 2011. The gown was a customised version of label’s Strapless Velvet Gown from Fall Winter 2011 Collection shown here.
This $2740 strapless gown was described as, “Velvet is a huge trend for FW11, and Alexander McQueen’s black strapless gown is a spectacular way to work it into your evening portfolio. Elevate the sheer chiffon skirt with statement sandals and complete the look with swept-up hair and a bright box clutch“. It featured sweetheart neckline, boned bodice with underwired cups, half scalloped trim at skirt, sheer chiffon lower skirt, partially lined and concealed zip fastening along back
Duchess gown was customised to make it more modest. It has sweetheart neckline delicately trimmed with pleated black tulle , a flared trumpet-style skirt and a figure-hugging silhouette.