Today, The Duchess of Cambridge christened the RSS Sir David Attenborough, as Prince William and David Attenborough himself looked on. Kate chose a repeat coat from McQueen. More on the event and the ship’s importance for scientific research here.
The coat was one we are familiar with, the blue peplum Alexander McQueen piece first seen in New Zealand way back in 2014. Featuring an oversized point down collar, two large pockets a peplum at the waist and a thick buckled belt, the piece is a fantastic one on Kate’s wardrobe. The pleats to the back of the skirt give fullness and movement to quite a structured coat.
It is the fourth outing for this particular item. A reminder of the last time we saw it:
We caught a peek at a navy dress beneath the coat, but only the hemline.
Kate opted for her Emmy London ‘Josie’ block heel, in midnight blue. With a three-inch heel, they cost £395 and are available here. These are perhaps the closest match we have seen – and more affordable. Try them here.
Catherine carried a new navy leather clutch from Asprey. This is the ‘1781 Pochette’ bag, costing £1,850, in blueberry bullskin. With a rounded top, this is a soft-case version of a shape we often see in its hardcase or shell form. The bag has a twist lock strap to the front, with silver engraved hardware, above which is embossed ‘1781’. It comes with an optional shoulder strap and is made from bull’s leather.
Get one here.
You may associate Asprey more with jewellery, but the company is famed for its leather goods. Churchill was a client of theirs, using a crocodile cigar case.
A side view of the piece in chill crosshatch red
We loved seeing this piece again, although we were expecting a hat for the christening of the ship! What did you think?
Copy Kate’s style here:
Thanks to @WhatKateWore for the clutch ID