The Duchess of Cambridge makes surprise visit to V&A in stylish dress

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Photo credit: PA
Photo credit: PA

The Duchess of Cambridge paid a visit to London’s historic V&A Museum today (19 May) and looked elegant in a red, patterned dress.

Designed by Alessandra Rich, Kate, who is a patron of the museum, accessorised her look with a simple black clutch bag and gold and black embellished heels stilettos.

She wore her hair down in her trademark blowdry with tumbling barrel waves and her makeup was kept beautifully simple - glowing skin, full brows and subtle smoky eyes.

Kate’s visit coincided with the museum’s first opening day of 2021. It has previously been closed due to the pandemic and was last open in December 2020. While she was there, she enjoyed a preview of their new exhibitions, the Raphael Cartoons and the much-anticipated Alice: Curiouser and Curiouser.

On her tour of the Raphael Court, which reopened on Wednesday following a nine-month refurbishment to mark the 500th anniversary of the artist's death, she saw a set of seven full-scale designs for tapestry painted by Raphael. The Cartoons were commissioned in 1515 by Pope Leo X for the Vatican’s Sistine Chapel and are considered to be one of the greatest treasures of the Renaissance.

Alice: Curiouser and Curiouser on the other hand “charts the evolution of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland from manuscript to a global phenomenon beloved by all ages”. The exhibition features over 300 objects related to or influenced by the book spanning photography, art, costume, fashion, performance, film and music.

We wonder which she preferred...

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