When Kate and Sophie met fashion royalty! Duchess of Cambridge dons Erdem AGAIN to host stars at a glittering Buckingham Palace reception with the Countess of Wessex
The Duchess of Cambridge, still stylish at seven months pregnant in a patterned guipere lace ensemble from Erdem, was accompanied by the Burberry-clad Countess of Wessex, wife of the Queen’s youngest son Prince Edward, to launch the exchange.
The British label has emerged as Kate's new favourite designer despite a string of recent Erdem ensembles, including a blue velvet number worn in Stockholm, dividing opinion among the fashion crowd.
Guests attending the London Fashion Week-timed reception included American Vogue’s Dame Anna Wintour and her new British counterpart Edward Enninful, designer Stella McCartney, and supermodel Naomi Campbell.
Prince Andrew's eldest daughter Princess Beatrice also attended tonight's glitzy event, following Kate's lead in a dress by Erdem which she paired with vertiginous heels as she chatted to guests in the palace's opulent Music Room.
Look lovely in lace like the Duchess wearing ErdemWhen fashion royalty meets actual royalty the style stakes are especially high. But the Duchess of Cambridge didn’t disappoint at the Commonwealth Fashion Exchange event at Buckingham Palace during London Fashion Week where she met with Anna Wintour.
Championing British fashion, Kate sported an Erdem lace dress in a chic monochrome colourway teamed with pointed heels. We’re loving the pretty floral design, which is complimented perfectly with the scalloped edged flounced cuffs and peplum hem; meanwhile the fit and flare silhouette and three-quarter length sleeves flatter the figure.
Whilst Kate’s dress is custom to accommodate her bump, you can buy the ready-to-wear version from the Erdem website by following the link on the right.
But if the price tag is putting you off, fear not! Because we’ve rounded up some fab alternatives for less, including options from Alexis, Veronica Beard and Hope & Ivy- check them out in the carousel below!
Kate extended a hand and greeted the fashion editor - who was not wearing her trademark sunglasses but was also in an Erdem dress with boots - warmly.
Also in the party was Daniel Halton, director of the Commonwealth Fashion Exchange, who was wearing an eye-catching headdress with the word Commonwealth spelt out.