It’s Canadian-born designer Erdem for Kate today, the second time she has appeared in one of his creations on the Royal Tour. Kate chose the designer’s ‘Jacquenta’ dress from the pre-fall 2011 collection for this morning’s non-denominational worship service aboard the HMCS Montreal. Below, the couple disembarking the ship.
She also wore it for the afternoon ceremonies in Quebec City.
There was a formal welcoming ceremony at City Hall.
Followed by a walkabout.
We want to acknowledge the amazingly rapid identification of the dress by our Facebook friend Anne.
The dress is fitted, has three-quarter length sleeves, and showcases Mr. Moralioglu’s skill with lace overlays and embellishment.
The Duchess again demonstrates her diplomatic savvy by choosing a dress from a ‘favorite son’ designer, one that also reflects awareness of Quebec’s provincial flag, it is blue and white. Subtle touches, to be sure, but ultimately important in the bigger scheme of things.
Kate repeated her LK Bennett Sledge2 pumps.
And her Stuart Weitzman ‘Muse’ clutch from Russell and Bromley.
She also repeated her sapphire and diamond earrings and Tiffany “Diamonds by the Yard” bracelet from the Elsa Peretti collection.
I think all of these may be categorized as “go to” items for the Duchess. Also of note, Kate has once again opted for a dark or navy blue, at this point, I would say it is becoming one of her signature colors, along with white.
For those interested in the designer, Net-a-Porter has a number of pieces available, as does My Theresa. For a look at similar dresses with a *much* friendlier price point, pop over and visit our friends at Kate Middleton Style Blog.