We are back with follow-ups on our Paris posts, as well as a few critiques of Kate’s wardrobe from fashion journalists.
We start with Elizabeth Paton’s NY Times piece about Kate’s Paris wardrobe.
..with numerous staged photo opportunities in the creative and commercial capital of the fashion world, the duchess used the city as a catwalk to subtly raise the bar in the art of diplomatic power dressing.
The duchess has long had her favorite British designers to wear on the global stage. But given the profile of the trip, it was hard not to think that championing some of the British female talent leading the industry charge in Paris, like Stella McCartney, Phoebe Philo at Céline, or Clare Waight Keller, installed at the helm of Givenchy just last week, might have reflected a defter touch in sartorial tradecraft.
The Duchess arrived in Paris wearing the Catherine Walker coat seen earlier this morning with the Irish Guards. Below, the Duke and Duchess arriving at Élysée Palace. Just ahead of them you see French President François Hollande.
The formal three-shot with the Duke, the President, and the Duchess.