Duchess Kate played host at a Buckingham Palace reception with fashion's elite on Monday night, and the stylish royal fit right in! The 36-year-old Duchess of Cambridge donned Erdem for the occasion, a London-based label that she's been wearing frequently as of late. During her four-day Scandinavian tour, she donned Erdem for several black-tie events.
On Monday night, Kate donned a form-fitting, patterned lace frock that showed off her blossoming baby bump. She paired the dress with pointy pumps while rocking simple makeup and her signature blowout.
Just the night before, the mother of Prince George and Princess Charlotte stole the spotlight in a green Jenny Packham dress that she paired with breathtaking emerald jewels. While she garnered criticism for not donning black on the red carpet in support of the Time's Up movement, her jewelry was a subtle nod to feminism that many missed.
She was photographed chatting with Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour (who is in town for London Fashion Week) and the Burberry-clad Countess of Wessex, the wife of Queen Elizabeth's youngest son Prince Edward.
Kate and Countess of Wessex hosted the reception to celebrate a new creative initiative, the Commonwealth Fashion Exchange. The initiative aims to create partnerships between established and emerging fashion talent.
Princess Beatrice, designer Stella McCartney and model Naomi Campbell were also some of other the high-profile guests in attendance.