The Duchess of Cambridge stepped out in Knightsbridge on Thursday to open a new wing at the Victoria & Albert Museum on Thursday. Looking chic and stylish, the 35-year-old opted for a modern Gucci mini-dress. The ‘grosgrain-trimmed cotton-blend tweed mini-dress’ retailed for £2,300, and was trimmed with red and navy ribbons and made from a cotton-blend tweed. Kate teamed the design with a vibrant red clutch and leg-lengthening black heels.
Kate looked radiant as she stepped out in London
Beauty-wise, Kate wore her long, glossy brown hair styled in a sophisticated half up-do in long curls that cascaded gently past her shoulders. In terms of make-up, she worked a beautiful smoky eye, with a bold outline of black liner and lashings of mascara. A sweep of rose-hued blush and a subtle pink lip completed her look.
Kate wore Gucci to open the new V&A Museum wing on Thursday
During her visit, Kate visited The Sackler Courtyard – the world's first porcelain tiled public courtyard – where she unveiled a commemorative plaque. The courtyard was paved in 11,000 handmade tiles inspired by the rich tradition of ceramics at the V&A. She then attended a short reception in The Blavatnik Hall to meet guests involved in the project's delivery. Kate was also shown around The Sainsbury Gallery, which is hosting a selection of temporary light and sound installations specifically for the opening.
Last week, Kate enjoyed a day out at the opening of Royal Ascot, looking elegant in a white lace Alexander McQueen dress. The beautiful calf-length design - a bespoke number by the British fashion designer - featured a high neckline and a ribbon-style waistband. She paired the cotton and silk dress with a nude Etui clutch, a pair of £470 neutral-toned suede Gianvito Rossi pumps and the pearl drop earrings borrowed from the Queen.
Kate looked elegant in white lace McQueen at Royal Ascot
To complete her race day look, the Duchess chose a custom-made hat adorned with a delicate pearl-studded cream rose. Kate has taken to wearing jewellery borrowed from the queen rather a lot – these particular earrings were given to the Queen by Bahrain as a wedding gift.
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