Duchess of Cambridge debuts Gucci for V&A Gallery inauguration

Duchess of Cambridge debuts Gucci for V&A Gallery inauguration
Duchess of Cambridge debuts Gucci for V&A Gallery inauguration
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An art lover Duchess of Cambridge today arrived at Victoria and Albert Museum to unveil new entrance and exhibition gallery in London.

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V&A Museum

The V&A is the world’s leading museum of art and design, housing a permanent collection of over 2.3 million objects that span over 5,000 years of human creativity. The Museum holds many of the UK’s national collections and houses some of the greatest resources for the study of architecture, furniture, fashion, textiles, photography, sculpture, painting, jewellery, glass, ceramics, book arts, Asian art and design, theatre and performance.

Duchess of Cambridge debuts Gucci for V&A Gallery inauguration
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The entrance and exhibition is the largest architectural project of the museum that is going to celebrate its 165th anniversary this year.

The 1951 Great Exhibition inaugurated by Queen Victoria
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The V&A has its origins in 1951 when Prince Albert created “The Great Exhibition,” the first-ever international exhibition of manufactured products. Profits from this exhibition were used to create a new museum in London.

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V&A

The Museum was called the Museum of Manufactures and was located in Marlborough House, then a royal residence. The increasing collection at the museum soon outgrew Marlborough House and was moved to its current site in South Kensington, it was renamed the South Kensington Museum.

Victoria and Albert Museum main entrance
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On 17 May 1899, Queen Victoria laid the cornerstone of the new Aston Webb building of the museum, designed by Sir Aston Webb. In honour of Queen Victoria & Prince Albert’s years of support, the museum was renamed to The Victoria & Albert Museum. This was Queen Victoria’s last official public appearance before her death. Queen Victoria’s address during the ceremony, as recorded in the London Gazette, ended:

“I trust that it will remain for ages a Monument of discerning Liberality and a Source of Refinement and Progress.”

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Duchess was welcomed by a little girl with a bouquet of roses at the entrance of the museum.

Duchess of Cambridge debuts Gucci for V&A Gallery inauguration
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Later on, Duchess toured the museum and new area after meeting the designer of the new gallery and museum staff.

Duchess of Cambridge debuts Gucci for V&A Gallery inauguration
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Duchess of Cambridge who studied History of Arts spent time exploring the new gallery with the staff of the museum before leaving.

Duchess of Cambridge debuts Gucci for V&A Gallery inauguration
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Today Catherine debuted a new designer for her wardrobe.

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For the visit, Duchess wore Gucci tweed dress. The Grosgrain-trimmed cotton-blend tweed mini dress is made from blended cotton tweed is mid-knee length long.

Duchess of Cambrdge Today Kate debuts a new designer for her wardrobe today.
Gucci Tweed Dress

The £1,790 dress comes in black and white light tweed with blue and red web trim and faux-pearl embellishments that are topped with the label’s iconic interlocking ‘GG’ logo.

Duchess of Cambridge Gucci Tweed Dress
Gucci Tweed Dress
Duchess of Cambridge Gucci Tweed Dress
Closer Look at the Dress

It features elbow-length sleeves with a concealed hook and zipper at the back. The dress is currently available at Net-A-Porter and Farfetch for $2980.LK Bennett Navy Block HeelsAfter a long time, we saw the return of Catherine’s LK Bannett Navy block heel shoes.

Red Suede Clutch
Red Suede Clutch

Duchess carried a new red suede clutch today, it’s a customised version of Emmy London’ Natasha Lipstick and Gold Clutch.

Emmy London Red Suede Natasha Clutch
Emmy London Red Suede Natasha Clutch

A classic Emmy London clutch bag in a hot lipstick red kid suede. This elegant hand-crafted clutch is piped in gold calf leather and opens to reveal a soft neutral oyster suede lining and zip pocket. The customised version Catherine carried did not have gold piping.

 

Annoushka Baroque Pearl Drops
Annoushka Baroque Pearl Drops and Kiki hoops

Catherine finished her looks with a half up-do hairstyle that shows her Classic Annoushka Baroque Pearl Drops available at Annoushka for £320 and Kiki Diamond Hoop Earrings.

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Duchess chose White McQueen Lace for sunny opening of Royal Ascot

Duchess chose White McQueen Lace for sunny opening of Royal Ascot

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The British royals were out in force on the first day of Royal Ascot. Royal Ascot is Her Majesty’s one of the favourite events in Britain. This year racing starts on 20th June and concludes on 24th June.

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The event started with the observation of one-minute silence in memory of victims of London and Manchester terrorist attacks and Grenfell Tower Fire.

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge rode in the third carriage for the royal procession with Earl and Countess of Wessex.

Duchess chose White McQueen Lace for sunny opening of Royal Ascot
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For her 2nd Royal Ascot appearance, Duchess of Cambridge chose a white lace dress by Alexander McQueen.

Duchess of Cambridge in white Alexander McQueen for Ascot 2017.
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Duchess wore a white dress from Dolce and Gabbana last year for her debut at Royal Ascot too. Big thanks to @katesclosetau for the identification of the dress.

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The dress appears to be a bespoke version of a lace mini dress that originally retailed for £4,463. It is available at Farfetch for £2,395.

Duchess of cambridge Alexander McQueen dress
Alexander McQueen dress

Here is another look at the dress from another angle.

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She matched it with a new hat and finished her look with Gianvito Rossi praline suede pumps

Gianvito Rossi Suede Pumpe
Gianvito Rossi Suede Pumps

The Duchess brought back a pair of earrings we have seen before, loaned to her by the Queen. The earrings were a wedding gift to HM from Bahrain.

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It seems Duchess carried a Loeffler Randall’s ‘Tab’ clutch. WhatKateWore found out the clutch is available at Net-A-Porter.

Duchess of Cambridge Loeffler Randall's 'Tab' clutch
Loeffler Randall’s ‘Tab’ clutch

HM was in a green ensemble. For the opening of Royal Ascot Countess Sophie also chose the green colour.

Duchess chose White McQueen Lace for sunny opening of Royal Ascot

Duchess and Countess shared a laugh when Sophie lost her balance as she got into the carriage and Duchess caught her.

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The first day of Royal Ascot seemed like a family outing. Duchess was surrounded by family members.

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Duchess in pretty pink McQueen for Trooping the Colour

Duchess in pretty pink McQueen for Trooping the Colour

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Trooping the Colour is a historical event of British Royal History. It has marked the official birthday of the British Sovereign for over 260 years. This year it is marking 91st birthday of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

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The event starts at 10 AM with carriage procession. Today it was the 1st time when Duke of Edinburgh was not in his uniform for official birthday parade. He accompanied the HM in a carriage for the procession.

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Duchess of Cornwall and Duchess of Cambridge rode with Prince Harry.

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Prince Charles, Princess Anne and Prince William were on horseback.

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At the beginning of the parade, HM joins a minute silence for the victims of Grenfell fire. At the end of the parade, HM reviewed the troops at Whitehall. The colourful event of British history features around 1400 officers and men on parade, 200 horses and 400 musicians.

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For the annual event, Duchess of Cambridge chose a pretty pink of watermelon shade from her go-to label, Alexander McQueen. The dress features a round neck with pleats, paper-bag details at the waist and full sleeves. Thanks to PerthsFashion for the id.

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Duchess matched her outfit with a Jane Taylor hat and orbital teardrop diamond earrings loaned from Her Majesty. To complement her look duchess carried Etui Woven Clutch Bag.

Etui Woven Clutch Bag.
Etui Woven Clutch Bag.

Prince George and Princess Charlotte watched the parade from the palace window and then joined the royal family on Palace balcony to watch the flypast.

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As usual little George and Charlotte were the show stoppers of the event.

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This year also marked another royal children debut. Great-granddaughters of HM Isla and Savannah, daughters of Peter Phillips and Autumn Phillips, made their first appearance on palace balcony today.

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