Tuesday 20 February 2018

Nicholas Kirkwood: Kate comments were misconstrued

Nicholas Kirkwood
Nicholas Kirkwood
Kate wears the same dress that her mother wore to Ascot in 2010. Getty Images
Kate wears Birdie jacquard shirt dress by Orla Kiely

Nicholas Kirkwood has insisted comments in which he seemingly slammed Britain’s Duchess of Cambridge have been taken out of context.

Earlier this week, it was reported the famed shoe designer had slammed the royal’s sense of style. She has become something of a fashion icon after her marriage to Prince William last year, but Nicholas was quoted as saying she was too safe.

He now insists that wasn’t what he meant at all.

“The Duchess of Cambridge has had an important impact on the British fashion industry, both on the high fashion and high street,” he told vogue.co.uk. “Of course, there is nothing that I would like more than for her to wear my shoes. My comments have been taken out of context.”

Nicholas’ initial remarks were reported on website The Daily Beast.

Catherine has become known for wearing well-cut dresses and skirts, often teamed with simple pumps. She wears pieces from the UK high street which usually then sell out within a day.

“She just wears too much high street stuff. I know she’s trying to be democratic, but I don’t know how many pairs of LK Bennett you can wear,” Nicholas allegedly said.

“She does occasionally come out and is wearing McQueen or something like that. It’s like, ‘Do that more! You’re meant to be a princess-y type of person, so act like one!’”

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