Jun 302011

Here with your afternoon fashion watch, we have a brief look at Kate’s dress selection for the official welcoming ceremony in Canada.

Canadian Heritage

The dress is by Montreal-born designer Erdem Moralioglu, his website may be found here, the Duchess was wearing the ‘Cecile’ style.

Canadian Heritage/Erdem

Here is what Erdem posted on Twitter and shared by Nina Lux:

Via Twitter

The Cecile dress is shown on the designer’s site as being from the Pre-Spring 2011 collection, but it is identified at many fashion sites as being from the Resort 2012 collection, that may explain why it isn’t shown as available for purchase anywhere.

Courtesy Erdem via Style

Mr. Moralioglu shows both his collections at London Fashion Week, his garments are available at a number of upscale retailers, including Saks, Neimans, Barneys, Harrods, Harvey Nichols and many more.

Canadian Heritage

Kate again wore the LK Bennett Sledge2 pump in light taupe, and carried the envelope clutch we have seen on many previous occasions.Stuart Weitzman for Russell & Bromley ‘Muse’ clutch.

Russell & Bromley

Russell & Bromley

We are also working on the earrings Kate wore and hope to have that information later today. UPDATE: It looks like Kate is wearing Tiffany’s Cabochon Sapphire & Diamond earrings.

Canadian Heritage/Tiffany

Canadian Heritage/Tiffany

Some fashion fans are expressing a desire to see The Duchess in brighter colors, in looks that are not quite so conservative as the navy worn this morning and again this afternoon. I imagine we will see her in some bright red for this evening’s outdoor barbecue, and we’ll see you then as well!

We thank Royalty Chronicles and Simon Perry of People magazine on Twitter for the tip on the dress!


  20 Responses to “It’s An Erdem Dress for Kate’s Arrival in Canada”

  1. [...] designing since 2005 and is well loved by many a celebrity, but recently got some major press when Kate Middleton wore one of his designs on her and William’s trip to Canada earlier this [...]

  2. she is beautiful but too skinny!

  3. sleeves changed? Are you thinking that on the model they are lined and on Kate they aren’t? I’m wondering if they just appear lined on the model because she has such fair skin? Or is there another change I am missing?

  4. The dress is pretty but would not buy it myself, it’s a fortune and the people who can pull it off need a willowy figure with little curve. Looks lovely on Kate!

  5. Wonder why she had the sleeves changed. Any thoughts? Does it improve the look in some way that I’m not fashion savvy enough to understand? I love the dress both ways…

  6. Having seen all 3 outfits she wore today I have to say boring. I love Kate and all but 3 outfits the same color?????? She should have changed it up.

  7. The Erdem Dress will be available this fall at The Bay in Canada. They are accepting preorders through The Room (their designer shop).

  8. I caught a few glimpses of both the Duchess and Prince William at the war memorial this afternoon. Loved the dress and the whole look!

  9. I know this isn’t “What Will Wore,” but does the Duke have any other suit/shirt/tie combination? Perhaps this is just his favorite, but we see it all the time. And I would love to see the Duchess in something other than white or blue.

  10. In the videos the dress looks black but in pics navy-? Any thoughts which it actually is?

  11. Holy Cow! Thanks for posting so quickly! Did she change clothes on the plane? This wasn’t what she was wearing at Heathrow in the morning. She looked beautiful, as always. Love that dress. I think it looks better on Kate than on the model.

  12. The earrings are the ones she wore on her official engagement day – bezel set diamond with a bezel set oval sapphire dangle in yellow gold. They were first seen during Lady Rose Windor and George Gilman’s wedding.

    The clutch is the same one her mother used at the Epsom Derby, with the straps visible:

    She also wears a diamond station bracelet in white gold.

  13. Is she wearing the same earrings she wore when she and Prince William officially announced their engagement?

  14. I love this dress. It’s one of my favorite dresses she’s worn.

  15. I wrote on your FB page, it’s her earrings from their engagment announcment.

  16. Would like to purchase the dress. How much and when can I get it?

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