The Duchess of Cambridge, who is patron of the charity Action on Addiction, attended their black-tie Autumn Gala dinner this evening. Kate stepped out on to the pink carpet at the L'Anima Restaurant in London's East End, looking radiant in a new Temperley London frock.
The piece is from Alice Temperley's pre-fall 2014 collection, the brand’s Emblem Flare dress. The knee-length black dress features sheer chevron-style panels overlaying a nude slip. It is “inspired by stained glass ironwork and woven from a lightweight cotton-blend yarn.” The design is finished with a bateau neckline and a scoop back. It retails for £595.
Temperley London also offers two other styles with the 'Emblem' design, a bodycon dress and long-sleeve top.
Kate added a thin black bow belt to enhance the waist of the dress.
The Duchess wore her black suede Jimmy Choo Cosmic Platform Pumps (US$695).
Tonight, Kate carried a "new" black beaded clutch with a fan motif on the flap.
Anna from My Small Obsessions believes the bag may be an older piece, carried during the wedding of Mel Nicholson & Oli Baker in May 2010.
The Duchess kept her jewellery simple, wearing her diamond deco-style drop earrings.
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