Kate Middleton paid tribute to her 'style icon' mother-in-law as she dazzled fans in her shimmering golden dress at the 'No Time To Die' premiere.
The Duchess of Cambridge's stunning Jenny Packham gown was more than just a fashion statement and a desire to look glamorous as she appears to have paid a sweet and subtle homage to her husband's mother, Diana, Princess of Wales.
A source told US Weekly: "Kate admired Diana’s taste in fashion before William came into her life.
“During her school days, she’d tell friends that Diana was her style icon."
They added that Kate was attempting to honour the memory of her late mother-in-law by "channelling the dress Diana wore at the View To A Kill premiere.”
In 1985, Diana attended the premiere of 'A View to a Kill' at the Odeon Leicester Square cinema with Prince Charles.
She wore a silver lame dress by British designer Bruce Oldfield, paired with matching silver stilettos.
Diana's glittering gown was, like Kate's, long-sleeved and cinched at the waist.
It also featured elevated structured shoulder pads and a plunging V-neck, two standout characteristics of Kate's Bond dress.
This is not the first time that the Duchess of Cambridge has given a sweet nod to the fashion sense of her illustrious royal predecessor.
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Kate famously donned a Jenny Packham blue and white polka dot china dress, when she and William announced the birth of Prince George back in 2013.
Her choice of dress immediately brought to mind the green polka dot outfit worn by Diana when she brought Prince William home from the hospital in July 1982.
Royal fans looking to snatch the Duchess' golden look can now buy the iconic gown as a part of designer Jenny Packham’s new 007 capsule collection.
The Jenny Packham dress is currently on sale for $5,488 at Neiman Marcus.
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