In 2011, the newlywed Duchess of Cambridge visited Canada with her husband, William. During her visit, she wore a new dress by London-based fashion brand Joseph.
The dress is known as the “Vanessa” dress.
About the Joseph Vanessa dress:
Kate wore a champagne coloured dress by Moroccan-born designer Joseph. Sleek and sophisticated, clean lines and contemporary cuts are intrinsic to the Joseph aesthetic. The Vanessa Dress is a feminine and functional piece. The sweet silhouette is ultra-flattering.
Back in 2011, the dress was available to buy at My-Wardrobe.com. This is how they described the piece:
Nude crepe sleeveless shift dress with gros grain trim belt. Joseph dress is gathered to the waist, features flat seam trim and fastens with a gros grain covered zip to the rear.
Kate has worn clothing by Joseph on a number of occasions previously – to the Epsom Derby in 2011; during the a visit to Buckingham Palace with The Queen in 2011 and again at the Cheltenham Festival in 2013.
On Joseph’s about page, they say the brand “modernised women.” The company was founded in the late sixties by hairdresser Joseph Ettedgui, who created a boutique that was “more magazine than clothes shop.”
Today, under the the creative direction of Louise Trotter, Joseph presents a high contemporary ready-to-wear collection with a strong core of luxury essentials.
Sadly, Joseph’s Vanessa dress is no longer for sale. But, if you’d like to get Kate’s look, try the brand’s “Crepe Stretch Stephy Dress” as an alternative.
The Stephy dress comes in two colours: pearl pink and black. It is a classic shift dress is reimagined as a gently tailored tunic, with plunging, reinforced neckline, V detail, and a vented hemline.