Kate went back to a favored designer for today’s visit with Prince William to a part of Birmingham very seriously impacted by last week’s deadly riots. Below we see the couple arriving at Summerfield Community Centre.
The Duchess opted for another military-style ensemble from Alexander McQueen, here are the two pieces as seen at Net-a-Porter. The McQueen Military Silk Georgette Blouse is $1355. We owe a major “thank you” to both Kate Middleton Style blog and @MrsRegalEyes on Twitter for their keen fashion sense and rapid identification of these pieces.
As you can see in the pictures, the blouse has far more detail than was visible today, with a nicely flounced quasi-peplum look accenting the waist. From the product description:
Alexander McQueen’s military-inspired silk-georgette blouse exudes signature sophistication: cream sheer silk-georgette, navy trims, stand collar, gold button-fastening epaulets, long sleeves, button-fastening cuffs, military-style frogging at front, flared hem. Concealed button and snap fastenings through front
The Embellished Wool Crepe Skirt is $995.
More from the product description:
Upgrade your new season wardrobe with a hit of Alexander McQueen’s covetable military aesthetic. In a nautical navy hue, this button-embellished wool-crepe skirt is a versatile style. Directional front slits lend it an air of It girl cool. Navy wool-crepe, gold anchor-embossed button embellishment, front flap, two side slant pocket details, two symmetrical front slits, seam detail, fully lined. Concealed zip and hook fastenings at side. 100% wool; lining: 71% acetate, 29% silk.
Kate accessorized with her trusty navy pumps and the blue drop earrings seen on many previous occasions, including her engagement announcement.
She and William spoke with emergency services personnel coping with the riots and their aftereffects.
The couple also met with victims of the violence.
Below they are seen speaking with a shop owner whose store was ransacked and vandalized; there was more than £20000 in damage to the store.
The center is very close to where three young men were killed while trying to protect some of the local shops and people that were under attack by the mob of looters. Two brothers were killed, Shazad Ali, age 30, and Abdul Musavir, age 31, as well as 21-year-old Haroon Jahan.
The WKW Facebook community has also chimed in on the look, don’t be shy about popping in for a visit. 🙂