Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge In Alexander McQueen – The Portrait Gala 2019

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge In Alexander McQueen - The Portrait Gala 2019

You may have a slight feeling of déjà vu upon seeing Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge at the Portrait Gala 2019 on Tuesday (March 12) in London, where Victoria Beckham, Alexa Chung, and Jourdan Dunn were also in attendance.

She wore an Alexander McQueen Resort 2016 floral gown that was a variation of the dress she wore at the 2017 BAFTAs.

It’s amazing what a change in neckline and hairstyle can do to a look.

The sophisticated elegance of the off-the-shoulder, updo moment two years ago was replaced by a slightly more casually romantic sophistication here, thanks to the cap sleeves and her modern, loose waves.

Which was your favourite version?

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23 Responses to Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge In Alexander McQueen – The Portrait Gala 2019

  1. Ann March 13, 2019 at 9:28 pm #

    You don’t do THIS to a bespoken McQueen gown. It’s almost like wearing Crocs to this dress.

  2. Laura March 13, 2019 at 5:00 pm #

    I like this look and I like the BAFTA look. The only thing I don’t like is her hair this time around.

  3. Kathy March 13, 2019 at 4:23 pm #

    Much prefer the first iteration. The sleeves make it dowdy.

    • Dips March 15, 2019 at 10:16 am #

      I actually prefer the lookbook version. The top contrasts nicely with the full skirt while not becoming too much like what the Queen used to wear when younger.
      However, the off-shoulder was better (though not executed great). This square neckline and hair down is very generic.

  4. Miss Jeanett March 13, 2019 at 10:44 am #

    I’m bored. Didn’t like it at the BAFTAs. Don’t like it now.

  5. Iva March 13, 2019 at 10:41 am #

    I didn’t like that much the dress on the first outing but I still prefer it to this version.

    She should’ve at least pull her hair back.

  6. MW March 13, 2019 at 10:31 am #

    I love that she’s recycling but I didn’t like the dress (shape of skirt and pattern) the first time around and I don’t like it now.

  7. Lee Ann March 13, 2019 at 10:07 am #

    I prefer the runway version . I don’t think either of her changes did any favours to the dress

  8. TeaAtTwo March 13, 2019 at 8:31 am #

    This is nice but I prefer the first outing. Recycling is great but tbh I do want to see a new dress. I wish they would just accept freebies.

  9. Fee March 13, 2019 at 8:17 am #

    The first outing was far superior. Her hair is in desperate need of an update.

  10. Hélène March 13, 2019 at 6:39 am #

    Don’t like it at all

  11. Kimma March 13, 2019 at 5:41 am #

    Both are lovely but the BAFTA version is superior.

    • Caroline March 14, 2019 at 12:22 am #


  12. Lashae March 13, 2019 at 5:40 am #

    I like both versions but perfer the latest one, really love the sleeves and neckline.

  13. brat March 13, 2019 at 5:35 am #

    The most consistent recycling celebrity on the planet, I swear. I feel like we’ve been granted a favor when she wears something new.

    I prefer the version when it was off the shoulder, nothing wrong with the sleeves though. She has a gorgeous mane but with the sleeve modification, she should have pulled her hair away from her face and shoulders.

    • Lex March 13, 2019 at 5:31 pm #


    • Mel March 13, 2019 at 11:27 pm #

      That’s because she buys all of her clothes, she doesn’t borrow them like celebrities do. Her closet must be the size of the throne room at this point so I would be surprised if she didn’t repeat.
      I just dont understand the need to have two nearly identical dresses. She has so many pieces that look alike, this one, her Bafta dress from this year, and both of her outfits that she wore to last years royal weddings. It seems incredibly wasteful to me.

  14. AnnieOh March 13, 2019 at 4:16 am #

    I liked this until I clicked through to the BAFTA version of the dress.

  15. JHH March 13, 2019 at 3:18 am #

    The BAFTA’s look was way better.

    • phee March 13, 2019 at 3:44 am #


    • Fiona-Brasil March 13, 2019 at 11:08 am #

      + 2

    • Jerusa Herrera March 13, 2019 at 12:21 pm #


    • meme March 13, 2019 at 2:07 pm #


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