High street loving Kate is just 'perfect' according to Karl Lagerfeld

Chanel maestro Karl Lagerfeld has praised the Duchess of Cambridge for her high street fashion choices.

Speaking at a dinner before the opening of his Little Black Jacket Exhibition, 79-year-old Karl described Kate as "beautiful" and added that he feels it's "right that she favours high street fashion in these recession-hit-times."



"She shouldn't be a red carpet girl" said Karl, "she's perfect."

Kate has been praised for favouring some of Britain's best-loved high street brands such as Whistles, Reiss and LK Bennett, despite having access to the world's leading designer labels.

Clothes worn by the 30-year-old Duchess, who has been hailed as fashion ambassador for the UK, are accessible and affordable so much so that they often sell-out instantly

Karl's exclusive dinner was held as Robin Birley's restaurant, 5 Hertford Street to celebrate the opening of the exhibition which welcomed such celebrity guests as Poppy Delevigne, Keira Knightley and Eva Herzigova.

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