On 9th June 2011, William and Kate attended their first event as a married couple. They were guests of honour at the 10th-anniversary 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 has raised over £160 million for the Ark charity since 2002.
Kate’s outfit at the Ark Gala:
Kate stunned in a sequinned pink dress by British fashion designer, Jenny Packham.
Here’s a look at the shimmering pink dress:
Jenny Packham acknowledged Kate wore her dress. She released the following statement on her Facebook page:
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 gown from MyTheresa.com. It was available for £2,685. Here’s how the company described the piece:
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.
Kate paired the dress with a rose pink sandals. They’re the L.K. Bennett Agata style. They’re made from suede fabric and feature a bow detail on the side.
Kate carried a coordinating clutch bag in a darker shade of pink. It’s the Prada ‘Raso’ style. The box clutch features gold hardware and Prada’s signature logo.
Finally, Kate wore a pair of earrings from Links of London. They’re from the Effervescence collection. They’re the Bubble Drop style. The sterling silver earrings feature Lavender iolite stones.
The dress is stunning and, even more important, she’s immaculate as always… awww… It would be even better when neater pictures are published! Can’t wait! Any idea about the clutch?
There are neater pictures already on Getty but I can’t afford to licence them and I don’t steal them like other people do!
The clutch *might* be Prada according to someone on Twitter – will check that & report back 🙂
just saw the pictures on Getty… she’s breathtakingly beautiful! I’ll have a look for the clutch as well…
Catherine is absolute STUNNING!!! I think I found those shoes on LK Bennett site. I believe they are the “Agata”. Here is a link: http://www.lkbennett.com/shoes/sandals/CSAGATA670SUEDE
But of course they are almost all sold out in the pink color. 🙁
Thanks, I have the link in the post already don’t I?? I also have one to the shoes in House of Fraser but they have no pink either 🙁
Dana Lee says
The Duchess is STUNNING! Perfectly turned out as always. She never disappoints.
Yes, stunning is the word! I saw an article in the Daily Mail saying she looks better than all of the other ‘Stars’ at the event – and they’re right, they’re not even comparable!!
Dana Lee says
I agree! I don’t think anyone even came close to her. She has a naturalness about her – like she doesn’t even have to try!
Elizabeth Kerri Mahon says
I thought she looked stunning. It’s one of my favorite dresses that she’s worn thus far.