Kate Middleton looked incredible in a glittering gold gown at the James Bond premiere in 2021.
The then-Duchess wore the show-stopping gold sequin gown to the World Premiere of the 007 ‘No Time To Die‘ film on the 28th of September 2021.
The Duchess walked the red carpet at the Royal Albert Hall with her husband William. They were guests of honour alongside the-then Prince Charles and Duchess of Cornwall.
The James Bond premiere was supposed to take place in April 2020 but was delayed three times due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The premiere benefitted charities supporting serving and former members of the three intelligence agencies: the Secret Intelligence Service, the Security Service, and GCHQ.
The four royals joined a number of stars on the red carpet. Above, bond himself, actor Daniel Craig, with actresses Lashana Lynch and Lea Seydoux.
Below, singer-songwriter Finneas O’Connell and his sister, pop star Billie Eilish, who both wrote the theme tune for No Time To Die. Also, Actor Rami Malek and writer Phoebe Waller-Bridge.
A quick video of the royals meeting the film’s stars before we move on to talk about Kate’s stunning gold, glittering gown:
Kate Middleton’s Gold Dress At James Bond Premiere:
Kate looked spectacular in her shimmering ensemble on the James Bond red carpet. The glittering gold gown is by Jenny Packham.
The British designer released the gold dress as part of a special 007 capsule collection designed in collaboration with EON Productions, the company behind the James Bond Movies.
The dress was inspired by the James Bond movie Goldfinger. It featured tonal gold sequins, beads and glitter detailing, plus crystal embellishments. It had a plunging v-neckline and a long, floaty cape. (Note, Kate’s version of the dress features a slightly higher neckline.)
A close-up of the sequinned, beaded, glittery fabric on Kate’s dress:
On the 5th of October 2021, Global James Bond Day, Jenny Packham released the 007 capsule collection to the public. 10 department stores worldwide sold Kate’s Goldfinger dress, including Harrods and Net-A-Porter.com.
Today (2023), you can buy the Kate’s ‘James Bond Goldfinger Dress’ at FarFetch in limited sizes. If your size is out of stock, try the ‘Lotus Lady’ caped gown from the new season at FarFetch and Net-a-Porter. It’s nearly identical.
SHOP THE EDIT
Need a James Bond-inspired evening dress for a black-tie event? Looking for a bridal gown with a difference? Here’s my Kate-inspired gown edit. Peruse dramatic capes, gorgeous gold and dazzling sequins:
Jenny Packham Goldfinger Sequinned Caped Gown
This dazzling gown is covered with metallic folded sequins and crystals on a base of glitter tulle. As worn by the Princess.
Jenny Packham Lotus Lady Sequinned Caped Gown in Gold
This Old Hollywood style gown has sparkle in abundance. Its dramatic tulle sleeves and cascading sequins will give you a high-octane glamorous look. Similar to the gold gown worn by Kate.
It was the first gown we’d seen the Duchess wear in two years, since the Coronavirus pandemic took hold of the United Kingdom in 2019. (Though she did wear an evening dress to a reception a week before this event, this gold gown is on another level!) The stunning gown will go down in fashion history as one of her most iconic looks.
At this point, I’m sure Kate has Jenny Packham on speed-dial. The Duchess wears her designs with some frequency.
For those readers who were around a few years ago, you’ll remember me writing about this look:
This was Kate’s outfit for the first James Bond premiere she attended (for SPECTRE in 2015). She chose Jenny Packham for that outing too. Then, she paired her ice-blue dress with shimmering silver accessories.
However, for the No Time To Die premiere, Kate opted for tonal accessories. She paired her gold gown with gold earrings, a yellow-gold cocktail ring and glittery gold shoes.
The gold statement earrings are from O’NITAA (£290).
O’NITAA confirmed the earrings were bespoke, sourced and created for Kate. They’re gold plated and featured uncut crystal stones. (Image of the earrings below via @MoniqueJessen, People magazine). Get in touch with the O’NITAA team if you wish to place an order for the earrings, you’ll find the contact details on their website.
Kate brought back her yellow rectangular-shaped gemstone ring for the premiere. This is a mystery piece, which she’s owned for over a decade. (You can also see her engagement ring, wedding band and eternity ring on the other hand.)
We know Kate wore the yellow ring on her birthday in 2008. Sadly, nothing further is known about the piece.
They’re the Fenix 105 style in golden nappa leather. The beautiful shoes, which retail at MyTheresa for £555 and FarFetch for $750, feature a 105mm heel and a severely pointed toe. The metallic leather has a mosaic-like effect, which catches the light and makes the shoe glisten. However, it’s the cut-out detailing that makes these shoes a real showstopper!
And that’s everything!
Just one word Kate: WOW.