Cathy Cambridge in Bhutan

Posted on April 14, 2016

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Mrs. Cathy continues her adventure into a world of color and pattern that apparently they don’t have or allow in her home country, poor thing. She’s a fashion refugee. Won’t someone please take a poor, bedraggled Duchess in?

 

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arrive into Paro International Airport for the first day of a two day visit to Bhutan in Paro, Bhutan.

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Day One: Bland and forgettable.

 

Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge during an Bhutanese archery demonstration on the first day of a two day visit to Bhutan in Paro, Bhutan.

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What a fabulous look. Pretty, WAY outside her comfort zone and more or less a nod to local styles – although we still question whether there’s something a little condescending about wearing western designers that kinda/sorta mimic eastern design motifs while she’s on a tour of south Asian countries. Wouldn’t it be better to wear local designers if you’re going to do that sort of thing? And isn’t it a bit silly that she only allows herself bright patterns and colors when she’s in another country?

 

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge leave the Taj Tashi hotel to attend a dinner with King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck and Queen Jetsun Pema in Thimphu, Bhutan.

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THIMPHU, BHUTAN - APRIL 14: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge leaves the Taj Tashi hotel to attend a dinner with King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck and Queen Jetsun Pema on day five of the royal tour to India and Bhutan on April 14, 2015 in Thimphu, Bhutan. (Photo by Dominic Lipinski - WPA Pool/Getty Images)

THIMPHU, BHUTAN - APRIL 14: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge leaves the Taj Tashi hotel to attend a dinner with King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck and Queen Jetsun Pema on day five of the royal tour to India and Bhutan on April 14, 2015 in Thimphu, Bhutan. (Photo by Dominic Lipinski - WPA Pool/Getty Images)

Because let’s face it: she’d never wear this dress back home or probably in any country in Europe. But the irony is that the designer is an American known for her WASP aesthetic. That’s what’s so odd about Cathy’s approach. She’s not really paying homage to local design motifs so much as elevating western designers who sort of remind her of them.

Anyway, it’s a spectacular look for her and we wish she’d allow herself the freedom to dress like this more often. It says something not-so-good about her style instincts when she treats a Tory Burch dress like some sort of exotic garment to be worn in far-off lands.

 

 

Style Credits:
First Look:
Emilia Wickstead Yellow Coatdress
L.K. Bennett ‘Natalie’ Clutch
L.K. Bennett ‘Fern’ Pump
Second Look:
Paul & Joe Embroidered Wool Cape
Skirt Made From Traditional Bhutanese Material by Kelzang Wangmo
Kiki McDonough Lavender Amethyst Pear and Oval Drop Earrings
L.K. Bennett ‘Florete’ Pump
Third Look:
Tory Burch Multicoloured Floral Mesh Gown
John Lewis Coral Modal Wrap
Gianvito Rossi Crisscross Ankle-Wrap Sandal

[Photo Credit: Getty Images]

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