Kate Middleton wore Christopher Kane! I just had to stop there as really that’s a headline in itself. Kate attended the London 2012 Olympics reception at Buckingham Palace this afternoon wearing a custom made silk satin coat dress by the Scottish designer.
Since the palace first made the announcement that Kate Middleton, Prince William and Prince Harry would be attending the 2012 London Olympics, the fashion world has been busy predicting which designers The Duchess of Cambridge would choose to showcase. Several names have been thrown out and while Christopher Kane was part of the first round of predictions, many critics wondered if his pieces were a bit too “fashion forward” for conservative Kate.
The custom made Christopher Kane dress is not what we would expect to see from the designer as it is indeed custom made to fit Kate’s style. With long sleeves and a fitted waist, this piece falls perfectly into Kate’s regular look. While it is a beautiful dress (we’ve yet to see a piece from Kane that we haven’t loved), I do believe it would have been fantastic to see Kate in any of the following to truly showcase Christopher Kane at his best (all from Christopher Kane resort):