With a heavyweight guest list for Monday”s Royal Academy gala, including Miramax mogul Harvey Weinstein and The King”s Speech director Tom Hooper, the Duchess of Cambridge put in an effortlessly stylish appearance in a dress by a cutting edge British designer.
No matter that the slashed neck lavender number by Roksanda Illincic had been seen before on her North American tour.
The queen of recycling gave it a sophisticated new twist with a chic chignon and silver hoop earrings.
When Kate wore it last year, Roksanda, a favourite with Samantha Cameron and Florence Welch said: “It feels incredible to have one of my favourite spring/summer 2011 dresses, worn by the Duchess.
“We all thought she looked impeccable and beautiful, and it was an honour that she chose to represent British fashion in my dress the very first time she visited the US.”