The glam was out in full force for the Duchess of Cambridge's third official appearance since welcoming her third child with Prince William, little Prince Louis, in April. Stepping out on Wednesday (Oct. 10) to support one of her patronages, the Victoria & Albert Museum, Kate turned to Canada-born designer Erdem for a fresh new look that dazzled fans with its fit-and-flare cut and iconic Prince of Wales check fabric. The royal was on hand to help open their new photography centre – and fans of the family know, photography is close to the duchess's heart.
The mother of three looked chic as ever in the $2500 Iman dress by the Montreal-raised, British based designer, whose name has been buzzing around lately as one of the designers who could be behind fellow royal Princess Eugenie's wedding gown. The design is full of show-stopping details, from its pearl-embellished buttons and brooch pin on the front to a fluted skirt and frayed hems.
Kate paired the figure-flattering dress, which features a waist nipped with a burgundy ribbon, with coordinated wine-hued velvet pumps and a new pair of Erdem earrings, the Floral Hoop Drop with beautiful brown stones and pearls. She wore her newly cut and coloured locks in her classic Chelsea blowout and her makeup putting the focus on her rosy cheeks and smoky eyes.
The mother of three first became a patron of the London museum in 2017, when she made her first official appearance there to help open the Exhibition Road Quarter, which was designed by British Architect Amanda Levete. Kate was the picture of cool and class that day, donning a chic Gucci minidress with her brown hair in a half-up, half-down style. She paired the look with a bright red clutch and navy blue pumps for the occasion.
Photography is a huge passion for the Duchess of Cambridge, who often snaps high-quality portraits of her kids, Prince George, Princess Charlotte and their newest bundle of joy, Prince Louis. Some of her best photography have captured the sweet moments between her children just after their birth or on their birthdays. "Kate is genuinely good at taking portraits," said The Sun's veteran royal photographer Arthur Edwards, who has captured the lives of the royal family on camera for more than 40 years. Another Kodak moment will come on Friday (Oct. 12) as George and Charlotte step out as pageboy and bridesmaid at Princess Eugenie's royal wedding.