During the 2014 Royal Tour of Australia and New Zealand, The Duchess of Cambridge wore a blue ikat-print dress from designer Diane von Furstenberg The dress is known as the “Patrice”.
About the DVF Patrice Dress
The dress features a navy blue, black and white Ikat Batik print. It is made from lightweight structured crisp cotton fabric with no stretch.
The 100% cotton dress has a v-neck dress with an A-line skirt, side pockets and cross-over wrap front. It also features bracelet-length sleeves, a waist tie and button fastening.
DVF claimed the Patrice was created in “the ikat print of the season” Here’s a close-up of the dress’s fabric, from Harvey Nichols:
Details about the DVF Patrice Dress:
- Fits: true to size
- Fits: slim over the body, wear tie to cinch in waist
- Shoulder to hem: 39in/99cm
- Bust: 35in/89cm
- Waist: 29in/74cm
- Sleeve length: 20in/51cm
- Price: was £292 on DVF.com ($448 USD)
Sadly, the dress is now sold out.
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About Diane von Furstenberg:
Kate is a fan of Diane von Furstenberg, and has worn her dresses on a number of occasions in the past. She has also carried several DVF clutch bags too.
Mostly recently, The Duchess wore a black full length lace dress by the designer to the Royal Variety Performance in November 2014.
In 2011, during the build up to the Royal Wedding, The Telegraph interviewed Diane about Kate and her style. Kate was photographed wearing a beige-and-black printed dress while lunching with the Duchess of Cornwall. Here’s an excerpt from the article:
“She’s always worn my clothes,” says von Furstenberg.[But] does [von Furstenberg] feel, like Vivienne Westwood – who recently said that Prince William’s bride-to-be should “catch up a bit somewhere with style” – that Middleton should be edgier?
“She’s going to be Queen of England, but she’s not from an aristocratic background, so she needs to play the game. Still, I like the fact that she seems to be very independent.”