The Duchess of Cambridge visited the Victoria and Albert (V&A) Museum in London today to officially open the brand new Exhibition Road entrance.
A project several years in the making, the new Exhibition Road Quarter offers a courtyard and purpose-built gallery for temporary exhibitions. It was also designed to celebrate the beauty of the V&A’s existing building.
Kate channeled a retro vibe for the occasion, debuting a Gucci tweed dress (US$2,980) - her first frock from the Italian luxury brand.
The mod mini dress is trimmed with Gucci's signature red and navy grosgrain ribbon webbing - first introduced in the '50s.
Made from cotton-blend tweed, it features faux pearl embellishments that are topped with the label's iconic interlocking 'GG' logo.
The dress is currently available at Net-a-Porter and Harvey Nichols. It is also available in black and red:
On her feet, we saw the return of the L.K. Bennett 'Art' navy leather pumps - a long forgotten pair of block heels which Kate first wore on a visit to Darwen in April 2011 just before the royal wedding.
The Duchess carried a new red suede bag which is a custom version of Emmy London's 'Natasha' clutch - a style she already owns in a few different colourways.
Below we show a stock photo of the bag in lipstick red with gold trim (which Kate's bag does not have).
She complemented the pearl accents on the dress with her beloved Annoushka Pearl and Kiki Diamond Hoop Earrings.
Kate finished the look with a chic half up-do.
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