Oh my god, you guys! Some of you said last night’s baggy Jenny Packham negligee was Kate Middleton‘s worst look ever. Well let me tell you Kate must have read those comments and said, “Challenge accepted!”, because she showed up to the 100 Women in Hedge Funds gala in the worst dress I have ever seen Kate wear. Ever. Kate wore a new floral gown from Erdem in a red, white, and blue color scheme. It’s hideous.
I have never been a huge fan of Erdem, but having followed Benedict Cumberbatch‘s Oscar campaign earlier this year I really came to hate Erdem because of the hideous floral gowns Cumberbatch’s wife, Sophie Hunter, wore all throughout the awards season. And this Erdem dress Kate chose only cements my hatred of Erdem. Kate looks horrible. Like, I feel sorry for her that she wore this dress. Not only is it an ugly floral pattern in red, white, and blue, but it has a high neckline, no sleeves, and a ruffle at the bottom. I think I’m going to cry, that’s how ugly this dress is.
The dress is the Erdem “Alouette” printed gown ($4,560 at Net-a-Porter). It is described as: “The claret, cobalt-blue and cream floral print on Erdem’s ‘Alouette’ gown is inspired by 1960s Japanese graphics. Flawlessly cut from lustrous silk-gazar, this elegant piece is fitted at the bodice and flares below the waist into a voluminous peplum skirt.”
Of course, Kate wore her hair down, covering up the only part of the outfit that would distract from the atrociousness of the dress: her earrings. Kate wore the Queen Mother’s sapphire and diamond fringe earrings loaned by the Queen.
I do like the earrings and her hair is pretty even though I wish it were up so we could see the earrings better.
Too much mascara on her bottom lashes, though. It looks really clumpy on her right eye.
[With thanks to the ever quick Anna for id-ing these earrings]
Kate also were her art deco bracelet she’s been wearing since 2011 that is thought to be a wedding gift from Prince Charles. The bracelet is part of a matching set with earrings and a ring that she didn’t wear tonight.
Kate’s other accessories were her Anya Hindmarch Bespoke Maud Clutch and Jimmy Choo Cosmic pumps.
Here’s a video of Kate arriving at the Victoria and Albert Museum where the event was held.
The Duchess of Cambridge arriving at the Victoria and Albert museum for the 100WHF gala dinner. #royal pic.twitter.com/bFTABDStYB
— Catherine Wylie (@wyliecatherine) October 27, 2015
OH! The dress made me completely forget why Kate was even there. Kate attended the event as 1) Patron of 100 Women in Hedge Funds Philanthropic Initiatives, and 2) because Kate’s other patronage, the Art Room, was chosen at the beneficiary of their philanthropic endeavors this year.
In the photo below, Kate is presenting the Industry leadership Award to Elizabeth Corley CEO of Allianz Global Investors.
I want to make something clear: I don’t take any pleasure from tearing a dress down, or from tearing Kate down for that matter. I feel badly for being the cruel to this Erdem dress, but the sight of it gives me heart palpitations and makes me want to cry. It’s that hideous.
No matter what people say, Kate is an attractive woman. She could look so pretty, and she has before, but she chooses pieces that do not flatter her at all, are tailored wrong, or are just plain hideous. Why does she do this to herself?