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Kate Middleton's glittering gold gown really was made for a Bond Girl - story revealed

Duchess Kate's Jenny Packham dress was a total show-stopper

Fiona Ward

Royal fashion fans are still talking about the Duchess of Cambridge's glittering night out at the James Bond premiere, after she made a serious fashion statement in her sequinned gown by Jenny Packham.

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And while many said she looked every inch the Bond girl in her look, it turns out that she really did wear a dress designed for the film franchise's famous femme fatales - since the designer has now revealed that the dress comes from a special collaboration collection with James Bond.

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The official 007 Instagram account tweeted on Thursday: "To celebrate the forthcoming 60th anniversary of James Bond, @jennypackham has collaborated with EON Productions on an exclusive capsule collection of eveningwear gowns. The eight designs pay homage to the series’ legacy of powerful female characters."

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Meanwhile, the British fashion house shared a quote from designer Jenny herself, who commented: "The Bond movies have been a cinematic constant of my life and their glamour has always inspired me. So, when I am asked to describe a highlight in my career – to see one of my designs in a Bond film is absolutely one of them."


Kate's dress is part of a collection of James Bond-inspired gowns

Kate's beautiful gold dress features amongst the eight-piece collection, which also includes a beautiful orange silk number, a glittering wrap dress and a stunning black gown with sheer embellished sleeves.

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It's quite a rare move for the Duchess to be involved with such a collaboration, though it's not known whether she chose the dress coincidentally - or perhaps she really did want to be a Bond girl for the night.

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The Duchess had everyone talking with her stunning gown

Kate did make a slight alteration to her gown for the premiere, however - the plunging neckline was taken to a more modest V-neck for the occasion.

Either way, fans quickly responded to the news about her red carpet outfit, with one joking on Twitter: "Sorry it’s not a Bond dress, it's the Duchess dress now!" and another adding: "Now I understand why Kate wore THAT DRESS."

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