Kate Middleton Wears Head-to-Toe Red in a Sparkling Gown & Pointed Pumps at Buckingham Palace

Kate Middleton was a lady in red as she attended a reception at London’s Buckingham Palace to mark the UK-Africa Investment Summit on Jan. 20.

Kate wore a sparkling Needle & Thread gown. Called the Aurora, the dress had a fit-and-flare shape, with ruffle detail and shining sequins throughout. The style is in stock in a minidress length on Net-a-Porter.com for $519.

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Prince William and Kate Middleton attend a Buckingham Palace reception in London, Jan. 20.
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A closer look at Kate Middleton’s red Gianvito Rossi heels.
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For shoes, the Duchess of Cambridge opted for one of her old favorites, Gianvito Rossi. She went with the brand’s classic pointed-toe pumps, fabricated in a deep red suede. The shoes were a repeat for Kate, who wore them in 2016; the silhouette can be purchased now at Farfetch.com for $397 (40% off).

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Gianvito Rossi red suede pumps.
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The mother of three finished off her look with more red, choosing a Jenny Packham clutch (which she’s worn before) and ruby earrings from Soru that appeared to be new.

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Kate Middleton in a Needle & Thread gown and Gianvito Rossi pumps at Buckingham Palace on Jan. 20.
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Meanwhile, Prince William stood beside his wife in a dark navy suit, white collared shirt and burgundy tie. Shining black lace-up shoes completed the Duke of Cambridge’s ensemble.

kate middleton, needle and thread dress, red dress, evening gown, gianvito rossi shoes, pointed toe pumps, jenny packham clutch, Prince William and Catherine Duchess of Cambridge at a reception at London's Buckingham Palace, Britain, 20 January 2020, to mark the UK-Africa Investment Summit.UK Africa Investment Summit, London, United Kingdom - 20 Jan 2020
Prince William and Kate Middleton attend a Buckingham Palace reception in London, Jan. 20.
CREDIT: Yui Mok/Shutterstock

Gianvito Rossi is one of Kate’s favorite labels for formal appearances, with others including Jimmy Choo, Emmy London and Rupert Sanderson. More laidback styles favored by the University of St. Andrews alum include Penelope Chilvers riding boots and Superga Cotu sneakers.

Click through the gallery to see more of Kate Middleton’s shoe style.

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