By Alice Morais
The Duchess of Cambridge was one of the celebrities to attend some Wimbledon matches this year. For the men’s finals she was wonderfull! Supporting Andy Murray on centre court, Kate showed up wearing a short-sleeved Alexander McQueen white midi dress, sprinkled with the brand’s ‘Obsession’ print. Looking closely at the fabric, we can see a treasure aggregation of tiny ornaments, including butterflies, lipsticks, and the label’s signature skull. It’s the farewell of the block colors and feminine embroidery Kate has established as her dress signature over the years. The Duchess has a long-standing relationship with the brand Alexander McQueen and maybe it is the foundation of trust that strongly influences her towards a more experimental and abstract design. Kate chose creative director Sarah Burton to design her unforgettable wedding dress because of the beauty of McQueen’s knowledge, the respect for traditional workmanship and the technical construction of the brand’s clothing. Burton’s ability to combine tradition and modernity is the main reason Kate has continued to delegate her to design formalwear for the royal duties. Kate is known for using clothing to communicate a message when in public, and it’s no coincidence that the McQueen dress salutes the traditional tennis white at Wimbledon. It’s also no coincidence that the dress was designed by a British fashion house. After all, she was supporting Scottish player Andy Murray, who took the championship title for Britain in the men’s finals against Milos Raonic. The Duchess of Cambridge is an avid tennis fan and is expected to take over from the Duke of Kent as Patron of The All England Club next year. “It’s a huge thing for tennis and for women’s sport to have her in a high profile role,” said Judy Murray, famous Scottish former tennis player and coach. “I’m sure she’ll be a very active patron because she’s a regular attender. It’s very clear she loves watching and playing and that can only be good for the sport.” We congratulate Kate’s bold move into McQueen’s world of unusual print.