Kate Middleton Expected to Have an ‘Anti-Kardashian’ Effect on Fashion Week

The Duke and Duchess Of Cambridge, Prince William and Kate Middleton are seen leaving the Summerfield Community Centre where the couple chatted to the victims of the recent riots that happened in Birmingham, England. After visiting the Summerfield Community Centre, the couple headed to a coffee shop called Machan in the centre of Birmingham, which fell victim to the riots and was attacked.
Prince William wore a navy suit and tie while Kate Middleton looked fantastic in a  cream and navy top with gold buttons and a navy skirt with a pair of navy high heels on. 
Pictured: The Duchess Of Cambridge, Catherine Middleton
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Kate Middleton is still the girl that everyone can't stop thinking about, even though she hasn't gone into public to do charity work or grocery shop or buy a dress at Whistles in ages (okay, since August 19, but that's a century in Internet time). If last season's shows in New York were "dress[ed] up with a capital D," as André Leon Talley described them, this season's shows are only expected to be even more dressed up. The "model off duty" look popularized by designers like Alexander Wang — messy hair, filmy T-shirts, worn denim — is expected to make way for a ladylike, dressed-up look that the younger generation hasn't ever really tried. This is because, designers and retailers think, Kate makes it seem cool to be polished, clean-looking, conservative, and classic. Showers: yes; grease: no, etc. Ed Burstell, managing director for Liberty of London, calls this "the Kate effect" in the Times. Anna Wintour, whose personal style is very ladylike, also approves!

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