Kate Middleton wears upcycled 2019 robe and Zara earrings on BAFTAs pink carpet

Written by Oscar Holland, CNN

Catherine, Princess of Wales, put a thrifty spin on regal class on the BAFTAs on Sunday night time, pairing an upcycled Alexander McQueen robe with $28 earrings from trend retailer Zara.

Arriving on the British movie trade’s equal to the Oscars along with her husband Prince William, the royal turned heads on the pink carpet in a gown she had beforehand worn to 2019’s awards. But she reworked the look with an altered shoulder design and a pair of opera gloves.

Kate accomplished the look with black opera gloves and floral earrings. Credit: Chris Jackson/AFP/Getty Images

Making their first look on the annual awards in three years, the couple have been among the many most hotly anticipated arrivals at London’s Royal Festival Hall. The Princess was one among a number of stars choosing a black and white palette on an evening that included a tribute to William’s late grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II.

Her floor-length gown had been altered because the final time she was seen sporting it. The floral shoulder detailing seen in 2019 was changed with a sublime draping of matching white material. She accomplished the outfit with black gloves and a pair of Zara earrings that at the moment promote for $27.90 and are described by the model as that includes flower formed charms and jewel appliqué.

William, who has been president of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts since 2010, in the meantime caught to a traditional black-tie gown code in a velvet tuxedo.

The Princess is understood for mixing excessive trend with inexpensive equipment, and for re-using robes from earlier public appearances. At the 2020 BAFTAs she opted for an embroidered gold and white gown — additionally by Alexander McQueen — that she had first worn in 2012.
The gown featured floral shoulder detailing when Kate last wore it to the BAFTAs in 2019.

The robe featured floral shoulder detailing when Kate final wore it to the BAFTAs in 2019. Credit: Karwai Tang/WireImage/Getty Images/File

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Elsewhere on Sunday’s pink carpet, it was an evening of comparatively pared-back trend. Jamie Lee Curtis surprised in a black and white ensemble, whereas Julianne Moore mixed a black draped bustier robe with a white feather jacket.

But there have been pops of shade, too — from Florence Pugh’s show-stopping orange Nina Ricci gown, designed by Harris Reed, to Jodie Turner-Smith elaborate purple Gucci robe.