For the final day of Kate and William’s tour we saw the Duchess in a familiar color scheme, navy and creamy white. Below, (L-R) Michael Lynton, Chairman and CEO of Sony Pictures Entertainment; Ross Cohen, Director of Mission Serve, Kate (Catherine) Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William Duke of Cambridge.
She also wore old and new items from a favorite retailer, Whistles. Kate selected a 2011 piece, the Lina Dobby Pleated Skirt (£95 at John Lewis, sold out at Whistles already). Kate and William were at the Hiring Our Heroes job fair at Sony Pictures Studios.
The rayon skirt is described this way:
“Featuring on-trend pleats and a light, feminine ivory tone the Whistles Lina skirt offers a high waist and all over dobby spot print.”
The Duchess paired it with navy and white crocheted top from the 2007 pre-fall Whistles collection. As always, WKW Facebook Friends were invaluable in identifying things, our thanks to Robin Stevens for locating the photo of the crocheted top at a fashion blog, Confashions from Kuwait.
UPDATED 7.12.2011: In response to an inquiry on Facebook, Whistles has said the top is not theirs. I’m not showing the entire dialogue because the woman asking the question does so under her own name, not a business or ‘page,’ and I am trying to respect her privacy.
If a FB member you can see the thread of the conversation at the Duchess of Style page. As far as the origins of the top, I am not clear as to whether or not it is a counterfeit piece, or what the situation is. In addition to the photo we posted, there is at least one more picture of the top online attributed to Whistles. We’re trying to get more info and will update as appropriate.
Accessories today are pieces we have seen previously: the navy pumps and eggshell clutch.
Jewelry today was also familiar, Kate’s cross pendant, and sapphire-diamond earrings.
It is a look that very much summarized Kate’s style on the tour: simple elegance in understated, crisp pieces. Kate created polished looks appropriate to each days’ events and functions, she did not allow the styles to detract from the people and places she was visiting.
It has been a whirlwind nine days! We’ll be back this week with more posts on the tour, our new UFO posts (Unidentified Fashion Objects) and a new poll. Thank you to each and every one of you who has made this such a labor of love!
UPDATED: The top has now been verified as a Whistles piece.