In 2011, the Duchess of Cambridge (Kate Middleton) visited the city of Birmingham in the West Midlands of England. She wore a navy blue military style skirt by Alexander McQueen. It was from the designer’s 2011 pre-fall collection.
She later wore the ensemble again, in 2014. This time for a visit to Bletchley Park in Milton Keynes.
About the Alexander McQueen skirt:
Kate’s navy blue wool-crepe skirt featured gold buttons embossed with anchor shapes. They secured a flap or panel in the centre of the skirt. The ready-to-wear version of the skirt featured two thigh-high slits up the front. Kate’s skirt had more modest slits. She must have had the skirt altered.
The skirt was available on Net-A-Porter.com for £580 ($928). Here’s how the company described the item on their website:
Upgrade your new season wardrobe with a hit of Alexander McQueen’s covetable military aesthetic. In a nautical navy hue, this button-embellished wool-crepe skirt is a versatile style. Directional front slits lend it an air of It girl cool – pair with the matching blouse for a head-to-toe look straight from the runway.