Kate has a few favorite labels that she wears while working and when she’s in front of the cameras: Reiss, Zara, L.K. Bennett, to name a few. But how much do we know about these designers? How did these designers become household names thanks to the Duchess? I for one knew very little and wanted to find out more so I did some digging into the history of her beloved brands as well as the designers who brought the labels to such fame, because it’s always fun to learn a backstory.
Let’s learn more about some of the designers behind Kate’s favorite labels:
Founded by David Reiss in 1971.
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J Brand www.jbrandjeans.com
Started in Los Angeles, CA in 2004 by Jeff Rudes, of Abercrombie and Fitch fame, as a means to create the most flattering and comfortable women’s jeans.
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L.K. Bennett www.lkbennett.com
Women-inspired and owned company started by Linda Kristin Bennett in 1990.
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Alexander McQueen www.alexandermcqueen.com
Lee Alexander McQueen was a British fashion designer.
Temperley London www.temperleylondon.com
Launched by Alice Temperely in 2000. She has been described as the British Ralph Lauren. The brand is known for it’s luxurious fabrics and handmade designs.
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Alaina is a stateside Anglophile, obviously living on the wrong side of the pond! Besides loving all things royal, she also enjoys playing Scrabble, sending (and receiving!) handwritten notes, shopping for repliKates, traveling locally and internationally, finding new used book stores, and spending time with her own Prince Charming! Alaina also loves e-meeting new people and she looks forward to hearing from you – firstname.lastname@example.org