Sunday, January 8, 2012

Wills & Kate Attend the 'War Horse' Premiere

Wills & Kate walked the red carpet at the premiere of the movie 'War Horse' which was held at the Odeon in Leicester Square, London.

The premiere is being held in aid of The Foundation of Prince William and Prince Harry, of which Kate is also a patron.

Joining them on the red carpet was the equine star of the film, a thoroughbred called Joey, who had been driven from his stables in Milton Keynes.

Some 600 serving and ex-service personnel and their families, and beneficiaries of military charities, were also at the premiere.

Kate wore a bespoke floor-length black lace gown by Alice Temperley. The dress was embroidered with black flower and leaf patterns over a nude underlay. The dress was fitted to the waist with the long skirt falling gracefully loose below. She accessorised with a black clutch bag, a black velvet belt, black velvet platform shoes and intricate diamond jewellery, including her engagement ring, her diamond bracelet we've seen previously and matching chandelier earrings.

Photo credit: Diana's Jewels
As I mentioned above, Kate's dress is bespoke and I was unable to find anything on the Alice Tempeley website that comes close. I did find the dress below that utilizes the same lace as Kate's dress but, of course the style is very different ($395

Photo credit: WKW

Clarence House has informed Grazia that Alice Temperley custom made the gorgeous gown for the Duchess and it is inspired by the upcoming Pre Fall 2012 Temperley London collection.

The belt Kate is wearing is reminiscent of the one she wore with her red Spagnoli suit on her visit to St. Andrews.

Photo credit: WKW

Kate's black velvet clutch by Pretty Ballerina (reduced from £185 to £111) was the same one she used at the Millies. As of this writing, it is sold out but will be re-issued later this year.

Update 1/11/2012

The umbrella that Wills was holding over Kate is the Birdcage in black - 1 by Fulton (£16). Fulton holds the royal warrant to HRH Queen Elizabeth II.

Information about the umbrella from the Fulton Website (

"A real fashion icon as used by the Queen
- With easy glide: a patented, ultra smooth, safe and easy device to open and close your umbrella
- Fashionable dome shape
- Transparent cover offers fantastic coverage and visibility
- Fibreglass ribs for flexibility and strength in high winds
- Umbrella measures 94cm long when closed, 89cm when open"

Kate's shoes were the same ones she wore to the Millies. Her Jimmy Choo 'Cosmic' ( £435) black suede platform pumps (heel height 120mm / 4.8").

Update 7/11/2012

Kate's Temperley London dress is now available online at

Here are the details:
It is called The Long Sleeved 'Amoret' Dress and retails for a steep $4050.
Composition: 35% Cotton,17% Polyamide, 48% Viscose; Lining 100% Silk
Color: Black/Nude

Photo credit: WKW

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