Kate Middleton has worn this Diane von Furstenberg Patrice dress just once in public to date.
She chose the printed dress during a visit to the Blue Mountains in Australia in 2014.
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.
Kate and Diane von Furstenberg:
I’d say the Princess of Wales is a fan of Diane von Furstenberg’s designs. She has worn the Belgian designer’s dresses on a number of occasions in the past. She has also carried several DVF clutch bags too.
The black full length lace dress Kate wore to the Royal Variety Performance in November 2014 was one notable look for the Princess.
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 VDF 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.”
Diane von Fürstenberg, often abbreviated as DVF, is a prestigious fashion brand founded by the Belgian-born designer of the same name in 1972.
The brand rocketed to fame with the creation of the iconic wrap dress, a symbol of femininity and empowerment for many women. Over the decades, DVF has evolved into a global luxury fashion brand celebrated for its bold and creative approach to colour and print, and its flattering and versatile silhouettes. Besides clothing, DVF offers a variety of accessories, shoes, and handbags, encapsulating a modern, playful-yet-sophisticated ethos in each design.