Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Duchess Kate Dazzles In McQueen at Official Dinner

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attended an official dinner given by His Majesty The Agong at his official residence, the Istana Negara, in Kuala Lumpur.

The Duke and Duchess signed a visitors book before entering the Istana Negara.

The couple chatted with guests and Kate admitted she was very nervous about today's speech 'I am very glad it's over with' she laughed. The Duchess of the opulent palace 'It's beautiful. those chandeliers are wonderful. It's amazing'. William said Kate was suffering from jet lag and jokingly revealed he would love to swim with whale sharks 

We have been waiting to see Kate wear a full length evening gown and while the Duchess didn't wear a tiara as hoped she certainly didn't disappoint in the style stakes.

The Duchess wore a bespoke long cream gown by Alexander McQueen. The stunning gown features an overleaf of sheer material embroidered gold hibiscuses, the Malaysian flower. The dress has a sweetheart neckline, a full skirt and fitted bodice. What do you all think of the dress? Thus far there appears to be mixed reactions with many of the opinion the neckline was too low.

A look at the exquisite detailing on the dress.

The McQueen Pre Spring 2013 Collection features gold in many of their pieces. Below we look at the McQueen Silk Chiffon Bustier Dress a draped bustier dress with an internal bodice. It is quite similar to Kate's and available for €2,145 in green and €3,645 in black print.


Kate wore her hair half up half down.

Kate wore the €544 Scale Bracelet and the £80 Double Leaf Earrings by Catherine Zoraida (With many thanks to the wonderful What Kate Wore) Kate carried her gold Wilbur and Gussie clutch bag.

Royal correspondent Rebecca English said Kate looked like a fairytale princess.

Rebecca English Twitter

After posing for a group photograph the couple received gifts. The Duchess was given a pair of black lace peep toe shoes and a glittering clutch bag by Malaysian designer Lewre the Malaysian equivalent of Jimmy Choo. Kate was also given a traditional Batik dress.

Rebecca English Twitter
You can watch a video from the event at ITN Source.


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