On 9th June 2011, Kate Middleton and Prince William attended the ARK Gala as guests of honour.
The Ark Gala was William and Kate’s first official Royal engagement as a married couple.
About the Ark Gala:
Ark is an international charity that transforms children’s lives. Tickets cost £10,000 and the gala is held in an elaborate marquee on Perks’ Fields behind Kensington Palace. The annual gala dinner raised over £160 million for the Ark charity since 2002.
It’s certain to say that Kate stunned the crowds. She wore a blush pink dress by Jenny Packham.
Here’s a look at the shimmering pink dress from Jenny Packham’s website:
On her Facebook page, Jenny Packham said:
“The Duchess of Cambridge attended the Annual Ark Charity Gala tonight wearing an ethereal gown by Jenny Packham. The Duchess selected the pearlescent rose sequin gown with Swarovski crystal from the SS11 catwalk collection”.
Back in 2011, you could buy the dress from MyTheresa. It was available for £2,685 (approximately $3,900 USD) in the sale.
Here’s how MyTheresa described the gown back in 2011:
“Layered mesh inserts at neckline, shoulders and sleeves. Hidden side zipper with hook-and-bar top closure. Fully lined with mesh spaghetti-strap dress lining.”
Steal Kates style! Attending a gala dinner? Taking style inspiration from Kate? Look like a princess in one of these blush pink Jenny Packham dresses. Click any picture below to shop:
A closer look at the sandals. You can see the L.K. Bennett logo on the sole:
Update: June 2016
Love these shoes? You’ll be pleased to read that L.K. Bennett have released an updated version for summer 2016! They aren’t identical to Kate’s but they’re very similar. Perfect if you want to steal the Duchess’s style for an upcoming event. See them here.
Kate carried a coordinating clutch bag in a darker shade of pink. It’s by Prada.
At the time of writing (Jan 2017) the earrings can still be purchased from: