Since getting married to the British royal family, the Duchess of Cambridge has become one of the most talked about fashion figures on the planet. And by the time she turns 40, her status as one of the most influential people in fashion shows no signs of waning.
Whenever she goes out, whether it’s a red carpet event, a diplomatic reception or a transvestite engagement, every inch of her look is analyzed, discussed and replicated.
The British royal started out as a demure dresser, sticking to coats and formal dresses for engagements in 2011. However, in recent years, since partnering with fashion designer Virginia Chadwyck-Healey, the Duchess has begun to take more style risks.
Most recently, she dazzled in a sparkly Jenny Packham gown with the James Bond cape There’s no time die premiere, and in a trio of dresses by Alexander McQueen for the series of portraits by Paolo Roversi made to celebrate his 40th birthday. The three portraits will hang in the National Portrait Gallery of Great Britain.
She definitely has a number of favorite designers, including Packham, along with Catherine Walker, Mulberry, Temperley London and Alexander McQueen, also the fashion house behind her bridal duo in 2011. More recently, she has sported models from artists of the likes of Erdem, Me + Em, The Vampire’s Wife, Gucci, Needle & Thread and Miu Miu.
While he may have a real budget and high-end designer taste, he doesn’t shy away from high-end shopping either, with Marks & Spencer, Zara, LK Bennett and Massimo Dutti among the affordable brands he wears on a regular basis.
She is known for publicly repeating pieces, coming out in a Greek-inspired lavender Alexander McQueen gown for the 2021 Earthshot Award ceremony which she first wore in Los Angeles in 2011. She also wore her purple Gucci blouse and recycled the green Jenny Packham dress she wore in Pakistan in 2019 for The Royal Variety Performance 2021 in London in December.
Scroll through the gallery above to see 40 of Kate Middleton’s most memorable fashion moments.
Updated: January 9, 2022, 7:17 am