Kate Shines in Silver at St. James's Palace Dinner



Last night, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge hosted a dinner for 120 guests at St. James's Palace. The event was to raise money for the National Memorial Arboretum, of which the Duke is patron.


The goal is to raise £12 million to turn the Arboretum, near Lichfield, Staffordshire, which honours all those who have sacrificed their lives for their country, into a world-renowned centre for Remembrance.


The organization was set up to provide necessary facilities for widows, families,comrades, and the public.


Kate looked glam in a silver, floor-length, one shoulder grecian gown by Jenny Packham. The loose-fitting chiffon satin gown gently gathered and tied at the waist.


I wasn't able to find a picture of the gown in Jenny Packham's current line. It could either be a custom piece or vintage. Above is a similar dress from Jenny Packham. It's the 'Red Flame One Shoulder Dress' $2,130.


She coupled her beautiful dress with her Jimmy Choo 'Vamp' sandals in champagne glitter $750, her still unidentified diamond bracelet and a bright red poppy as a symbol of remembrance.




Kate's hair was styled in a fresh new way. It was parted slightly off-center and pulled back on one side to expose an over sized diamond drop earring and left loose on the other.

Update 11/11/2011


Jenny Packham has confirmed via her Facebook page that Kate's gown is a custom piece.
"The Duchess of Cambridge looked amazing in the silver bespoke gown last night." 

Update 11/13/2011

Kate's earrings have been ID'd (thanks to 'What Kate Wore'). They are from Beaut's Vintage Collection $775. A statement was released on November 11, 2011 by Beaut Jewelry on their Facebook page.

"We can confirm that the earrings worn by the Duchess of Cambridge on Thursday are from Beaut’s Vintage Collection. The design worn by the Duchess of Cambridge is part of the collection supplied exclusively to Jenny Packham.

The earrings are silver 9ct hoops with crystal paste stones and hand set in London.

Beaut is a small concession based in Grays Antique Markets who specialize in bespoke, bridal and vintage style jewellery.

Beaut Limited
Grays Antique Mews |South Molton Lane |Mayfair |London |W1
T: 020 7629 0688| 07771 628050
www.beautjewellery.com"


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