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Alexa Chung meets King Charles in a 'naked' dress at Buckingham Palace

"Naked dressing for Bucky P"

Natalie Salmon
Fashion Digital Editor
February 2, 2023
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Alexa Chung attended a reception hosted by King Charles III and The Queen Consort to celebrate British East and South-East Asian communities.

At the event which was held at Buckingham Palace on February 1, Alexa was joined by her brother Dominic, who serves as Global Head of Music for Soho House. 

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Alexa wore a demure coat over her sheer dress

The fashion icon who is of Chinese descent on her father’s side, flew the flag for Asian designers opting to wear a dress from eponymous designer Huishan Zhang. Alexa broke with royal protocol, opting for a sheer translucent dress, which she showed off on Instagram with the caption, “Naked dressing for Bucky P.” Although she did cover up with a sophisticated dark coat upon shaking hands with our current reigning monarch.

The London based luxury brand was launched in 2012. The Chinese-born, London-based designer, has famously mapped out his signature style, finding inspiration and direction through his national identity. “Creating a luxurious brand where Eastern heritage meets Western influencers, his collections create a romantic, sophisticated and ageless philosophy with feminine details, strong lines and directional design,” the band explains on its website.

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Huishan studied at Central Saint Martins College and graduated in 2010. During his studies, he was handpicked by Delphine Arnault to spend his third year working for Dior in both the leather goods division and within its illustrious Haute Couture atelier. 

The reception takes place shortly after Lunar New Year, and coincides with the TV presenter reminiscing about her “indie sleaze” days. Please use the sharing tools found via the share button at the top or side of articles. “I’d never heard the term Indie Sleaze until I was tagged in several slightly cringe pictures of myself by an Instagram account of the same name,” Alexa Chung told Forbes, “Upon seeing a baby-faced me pretending to smoke in a brown velvet dress I had hemmed up with gaffer tape, I understood that Indie Sleaze was a recently invented term being retroactively applied to a cluster of messy club nights swaddled in the dawn of MySpace. In 2007, we just called it going out.”


Huishan Zhang SS23

Her  style may be a touch more grown up now, but she still knows how to raise eyebrows all the same. Alexa, we hope you never change.

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