Saturday, January 14, 2012

Kate Recycles Roskanda Ilincic Reception for GREAT Campaign

Duchess Kate attended the UK's Creative Industries reception this evening at the Royal Academy of Arts, London. It is a solo engagement for Kate, who earlier watched the equestrian competition.

The reception is showcasing the GREAT Campaign which is designed to promote the UK abroad, and aims to deliver long-term economic benefits from the level of interest generated by London 2012. The campaign offers a chance for the whole world to discover what the UK has to offer.

GREAT Campaign

Greeting Prime Minister David Cameron on the red carpet. The Duchess wore her hair in an elegant updo.

800 guests were invited to the reception including Vivienne Westwood, Stella McCartney, Roger Daltry, Snow Patrol and Julian Fellowes. 

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Kate chatting to guests.

The red carpet before guests arrived.

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The Royal Academy of Arts is quite something isn't it? Founded through a personal act by King George in 1768 with a mission to promote the arts of design in Britain through education and exhibition. Kate is a History of Art graduate and very passionate about the arts so no doubt we will see her here again in the not too distant future.


Inside the Royal Academy, all set for the VIP guests.

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The online shop sells everything from limited edition books to homeware and stationery. 

Royal Academy of Arts

Kate pictured inside the royal academy.

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Kate talking to one of her favourite designers, Stella McCartney.

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Kate wore a dove grey dress by Serbian born designer Roskanda Ilinic  Peridot dress. We first saw the Duchess wear the dress when she arrived in Los Angeles in July 2011.

The dress originally retailed for £815 and was later reduced to £570. It is no longer available to buy in boutiques but can be ordered directly from Roskanda Ilincic. It is described as

'Light blue grey. Draped neck to one side. Cap sleeves. Pleats down from drape neck to waist band. Pleated skirt. While tulle neckline and cuff trim. Exposed centre back zip'.

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The 'Peridot' is available in petrol blue wool crepe at Net a Porter for €668 (reduced from €978)

Net a Porter

Kate chose a pair of LK Bennett shoes this evening. Not her favourite Sledge pumps but the £195 Harper Shoe (With many thanks to Michelle) The light taupe court shoe has  110 mm heel and is available in numerous colours. 

LK Bennett

Kate is carrying a sequin clutch and wearing her Kiki McDonough blue topaz and diamond earrings.

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I'll finish the post with a lovely quote from Jeremy Hunt.

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See you all tomorrow :)


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