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Kate Picks McQueen Again for Trooping the Colour

Kate’s look for her first appearance at Trooping the Colour, the official commemoration of Queen Elizabeth’s birthday. (Also the first time Prince William has taken part riding in the event.) So many fashionable friends emailed, tweeted, or left comments on the WKW Facebook page about Kate’s coat-dress it is difficult thank everyone, but it looks like LiltingLimes’s tweet was an early tip-off to the designer, Alexander McQueen.

Robin Nunn/Polaris Images

Robin Nunn/Polaris Images

McQueen’s ‘Cotton and wool-blend pique coat‘ was available at Net-a-Porter, but that is no longer the case. Here is how the piece is described:

“White cotton and wool-blend pique coat with a softly pleated tiered Samurai skirt. Alexander McQueen coat has a short collar and lapels, accentuated padded shoulders, long sleeves with button-fastening cuffs, button fastenings through double-breasted front and is fully lined. 71% cotton, 29% wool; lining: 74% acetate, 26% silk. Dry clean.”

The coat was priced at $3845 USD.

Robin Nunn/Nunn Syndication/Polaris Images

Robin Nunn/Nunn Syndication/Polaris Images

It is interesting that once again she opted for white, this is the third time in recent weeks we have seen her go for a solid, monochromatic look.

UPDATED 7.16.2011: A helpful commenter asked about the hat, noting that many outlets are saying it is by Lock & Company, a firm known to most WKW readers. We tend to think that TH, the person kind enough to leave the comment, is correct, it is a Sylvia Fletcher creation by Lock and Company.

The tidbits of information readers so kindly shared proved especially helpful, as word came that details of what (or whom) The Duchess is wearing will not be released by Clarence House; here is what our friend @RegalEyes re-tweeted from @AdamLeePotter earlier today:

“Clarence House oddly refusing to reveal who designed Kate’s outfit.”

It is possible the Palace doesn’t want too much focus on Kate (we would never suggest such a thing) attention paid to Kate’s apparel and accessories; in reality, however, that train has left the station.  The fact is the fascination with what Kate wears and the ensuing frenzy will only intensify moving forward, it is something the Palace cannot control.

While Kate looked lovely for the ceremony, this was not our favorite look from her; the coat was a little too frou-frou, despite it flattering her figure and healthy glow.  We know many sophisticated observers are probably delighted to see a more fashion-forward statement from the Duchess, it is merely not a style we are fond of.  Most assuredly not a miss, just not the best we’ve seen.

 

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Jess

Sunday 28th of August 2011

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Lili

Thursday 18th of August 2011

I LOVED the McQueen white coat -- very fashion forward. I'm a great fan of unusual fitted coats and coatdresses with interesting details like this. However, I'd like to know what she wore with it -- a dress or skirt? The coat isn't long enough to be worn on its own.

th

Sunday 17th of July 2011

Is the hat definitely Philip Treacy - I have seen it listed as Sylvia Fletcher - Locki & Co on some other sites?

admin

Sunday 17th of July 2011

Hello, thank you for reading the blog and for helping out with your kind comment. I have actually gone in and updated the post, referencing your comment, I think you are correct about the origins of the hat. Thank you for the help! :)

th

Sunday 17th of July 2011

Love the McQueen - shame you can't see the lower part of the outfit. The bag looks like a bowler bag (Prada) - she had the same bag when shopping for the honeymoon on the 20th April 2011

th

Monday 18th of July 2011

Found some more photos of the bag - she is seen shopping with on the 9th - it is definitely Prada - I found pictures with the logo displayed online & also these photos were dated 10th January 2008 (it was the pictures where she is wearing the tartan skirt).

alpa

Tuesday 14th of June 2011

i LOVE this coat! the tightly fitting top part with the strongly flaring skirt is stylish, beautifully tailored and flattering - and yes, kc, i'll say it for you, edgy (but not haut couture over the top). the white/cream color looks great with her dark hair. also like the high v-neck.

i like the wide-ish brim to her hat - it nicely balances the closely tailored fit of her coat.

one of my fave looks for her to date!