Updated: Feb 26
And I thought I loved her last Bond premiere gown! She's sparkled before, but this was another level of radiance for the Duchess of Cambridge. I've spent countless hours thinking and analyzing my thoughts on this glittering gown! Kate made a grand entrance on the red carpet, looking every bit the glamorous and extravagant Bond girl at the No Time to Die premiere. The custom designed shimmering gold Jenny Packham gown fit her silhouette perfectly, and the long cape draped behind her was nothing short of breathtaking. I can't believe anyone could concentrate on the film after seeing the Duchess enter the room!
Can we just take a moment to discuss her hair and makeup? This was the most fully glammed-up I've ever seen her look! The false eyelashes alone had me blinking twice! The bun, though, was my favorite part. We've seen her hair up before, but this updo was a bit unexpected! Kate typically serves understated and sophisticated hairstyles with subtle makeup, so this was a fabulous, jaw-dropping surprise, flawlessly suited for a major red carpet event! I appreciated how she kept her jewels and accessories to a minimum to bring all the attention to the dress. She chose a pair of gold earrings that mirrored her gleaming gown and opted not to carry a clutch or purse, again, to draw all eyes to the Duchess of Cambridge, decorated in gold, the picture of the future Queen.
I never imagined one of my all-time favorite dresses, the lilac Alexander McQueen gown that she wore in Los Angeles the same year as her fairytale wedding in 2011 (another gown I never believed could ever be topped!) would be replaced with this golden number; the bar is set way too high now, Kate!
Have a big black-tie gala or, say, a red carpet movie premiere coming up? you can actually make this golden dream of a dress yours! Jenny Packham teamed up with the filmmakers of the new No Time to Die movie and created an entire capsule collection featuring none other than, The Duchess of Cambridge's gown! Take a closer look below!
What are your thoughts on this royal-meets-Hollywood gown? This is only one of several spectacular gowns worn by Kate Middleton, and I'll definitely be featuring more of her glorious dresses from her royal wardrobe soon! Stay tuned for more and subscribe to be the first to see all of my dress obsessions.