As the dust settles on Paris Fashion Week, the last of the season's biggest runway shows leave in their wake an impressive catalogue of delicately crafted gowns, impeccably tailored suits and covetable accessories just waiting to be mixed, matched, dressed up and dressed down. Now, all eyes are on the world’s most fashionable style icons, including the Duchess of Cambridge (née Kate Middleton), who might actually slip into these wearable pieces of art. It remains to be seen which memorable ensembles will help an actress win best dressed on the red carpet, bring a party to a standstill when a model makes her entrance, circle the globe on tour with a pop star or, in the case of Kate, make royal fashion history.
From dark hues and patchwork at Valentino to preppy plaid at Stella McCartney and Chanel’s traditional tweed at the most fashionable airpot in the world, the runways in the French capital were bursting with creativity and many a pièce de résistance.
Kate’s go-to designer and good friend Sarah Burton at Alexander McQueen presented a romantic collection inspired by 17th century silk weavers, where flirty florals, feathers, ruffles and tattered lace won over front-row faces like Salma Hayek. We can already imagine Kate in many of her new offerings, including the rosy chiffon one-shoulder gown pictured above.
See which looks from the French runways were best suited to one of the most stylish royals in the world as we play dress-up with the Duchess of Cambridge.