When a designer is asked how he or she would dress the Duchess, you usually get a pretty deferential response like, “Oh, she’s perfect just the way she is.” After all, no designer wants to risk their chances of Middleton wearing one of his or her pieces. But Cavalli has no compunction about offering her sartorial advice.
“A princess should be sexy,” Cavalli told Vogue UK at a Harrods event celebrating a capsule collection of dresses he created for the store. “She is young, she is beautiful–I would like to create something special for her, but nothing too bold. I would like to prove to the world that Roberto Cavalli can dress a princess. Maybe I would use a print, keeping it young, sophisticated and sexy. Just because you are a queen or princess it doesn’t mean you can’t be sexy.”
Cavalli’s last collection was a bit more toned down (at least for Cavalli) so maybe it’s not as crazy as it sounds. We could totally see her in, say, this little number. With hose and nude LK Bennett’s, of course.
Click through to see sketches of the bespoke Harrods dresses Cavalli created. (The ‘model’ even looks a bit like Middleton.) Anything look interesting to you, Kate?