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July 9, 2011

Just three months after tying the knot, the Duchess of Cambridge demonstrated her newfound royal wardrobe at the BAFTA Brits to Watch event. For the red carpet, she chose a bespoke Alexander McQueen dress finished with a glitzy £110 Jimmy Choo clutch and £135 shoes – also by the brand. [Photo: Getty]

From McQueen to Chanel, the Duchess of Cambridge's most high-fashion looks

Danielle Fowler
Freelance Writer

With the likes of Jenny Packham, Alexander McQueen and Erdem on speed dial, the Duchess of Cambridge has curated a seriously impressive Kensington Palace wardrobe over the years.

In her pre-Duchess days, the 37-year-old was often photographed in high street labels but after wedding Prince William in an Alexander McQueen dress (rumoured to have cost £250,000) back in 2011, the fashion industry’s ears soon pricked up.

Dubbed ‘The Kate Effect’, the mother-of-three’s royal closet reportedly contributes a cool £1 billion to the economy with a large number of her ensembles garnering sell-out status within a mere matter of hours.

But with the need to dress diplomatically on trips abroad (who can forget the £12,000 outfit she donned in Paris last year?) and a seriously coverable maternity wardrobe behind her, it’s hardly surprising.

From that time she wore head-to-toe Gucci in London to her unofficial position as a Jenny Packham ambassador, these are the Duchess of Cambridge’s most memorable high-fashion moments of all time.

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