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Kate Middleton Supports London’s Designers in a Checkered Dress & ‘Eye of the Needle’ Pumps

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Kate Middleton visited the V&A (Victoria & Albert) Museum in London this morning for a look at its newest exhibits; Middleton became a patron for the museum in 2018.

For the outing, the Duchess of Cambridge opted for a bold red dress with a black checkered finish; formed with a lapel-style collar and a button-up front, the design bears resemblances to pieces from Italian-born, London-based designer Alessandra Rich.

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The Duchess of Cambridge with Tristram Hunt, Director, V&A Museum during a visit to V&A Museum in London, May 19.
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A closer view of Kate Middleton’s heels.
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When it came down to footwear, the royal family member decided on a bold set of heels from Jennifer Chamandi. The Lorenzo silhouette from Chamandi, a British shoe designer of Lebanese origin, features a classic pointed-toe design modernized with  signature “Eye of the Needle” gold buckle across the front and heel. The stiletto measures close to 5 inches in height, all coated in a black suede upper. 

You can shop similar silhouettes to Middleton’s choice of heels from $715 to $750 at Bergdorf Goodman and Net-a-Porter.

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he Duchess of Cambridge in the Alice exhibition with curator Kate Bailey, looking at one of the costumes during a visit to V&A Museum in London, May 19.
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A closer view of Kate Middleton’s heels.
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Jennifer Chamandi ‘Lorenzo’ heels in black suede.
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Jennifer Chamandi ‘Lorenzo’ heels in black suede.
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In her royal style rotation of stylish heels, Kate Middleton tends to include pumps from Jimmy Choo, Stuart Weitzman, Emmy London and Gianvito Rossi amongst other top brands. Her closet also holds a few high-priced items like dresses from Catherine Walker of course along with Stella McCartney, Oscar de la Renta and more top names.

Beyond her designer heels and frocks, the Duchess of Cambridge also loops in a series of more wallet-friendly brands; Castañer is just one of many affordable labels that she frequents in addition to styles from New Balance, Zara, Marks & Spencer, Adidas and Superga.

Channel Kate Middleton in these chic suede heels.

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Buy Now: Sam Edelman Hazel Pumps, $120 (was $130).

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Buy Now: Schutz Analira Pumps, $98.

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Buy Now: Vince Camuto Faiva Pumps, $70.

Flip through the gallery for a look at even more of Kate Middleton’s top footwear moments over the years.

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