Kate, Princess of Wales, got everyone talking with her choice of accessories for the BAFTAs, most notably the long black gloves that clashed with her ethereal white gown. According to the designer of the gloves, there is a reason the royal chose to wear them, and the link they have to Queen Elizabeth II.
Kate’s gloves were the Melissa Velvet Opera Glove from Cornelia James, which retail for £160.
Peter James, the son of the late Cornelia James said Kate “looked terrific” at the event, adding her outfit was “so stylish”.
He noted how “wonderful” it was to “see her wearing gloves – especially Cornelia James ones”.
“Perhaps she will follow in the fashion of the late Queen, who always wore gloves in public,” Peter told The Daily Mail.
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Her choice of accessories was not the only bold statement being made; according to a makeup artist, Kate wanted to make an impression with her hair and makeup.
Laura Kay said the Princess oozed “old Hollywood glamour” for the event and she “looked more regal than ever”.
“We wouldn’t normally see her dramatise both her attire and makeup at once, so I think she is definitely doing so strategically,” she told The Daily Mail.
Kate’s smokey eye “really stood out” and the use of a pencil or liquid eyeliner flick “widened her eyes”.
To complete the look, Kate was wearing a rose gold highlighter which complimented her huge Zara earrings, and Laura said this offered a “youthful” finish.
In terms of hair, Kate showcased her signature wave, which appeared “more glossy than usual”.
Her hair was also tucked behind her ears and out of her face to help “show off her earrings”.
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