L.A. Designers Weigh In On Will & Kate's Prospective Cali Wardrobe
Jun 28, 2011 - by Lester Brathwaite
With the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge
slumming making their way to California for a three day visit on July 8th, WWD asked that rare animal, L.A.-based designers, what they'd like to see them in as they absorb the smog and "culture" of the lesser coast.
Seven for All Mankind's Michele Manz wants to stuff the royal pair in their designer jeans, while Kevan Hall offers Kate one of his statement-making gowns for a BAFTA red carpet event.
Unsurprisingly, everyone's clamoring to pretend-dress the Duchess with Juan Carlos Obando envisioning her in a Halston moment and BCBG Max Azria giving a nod to Kate's homeland with a tea-length dress.
My favorite look, however, comes by way of Rachel Zoe and her boundless love for Boho chic -- a white blouse tucked into a maxi skirt. I'm sure she'd add 300 bracelets and a breastplate of necklaces, though people's princess Kate would most likely eschew all that bling.
Meanwhile, poor Will has to settle for a board short and some T-shirts, the epitome of Cali style, it seems. Not that he cares -- or anyone else for that matter -- but if Kate Middleton goes from Alexander McQueen to wearing flip flops and beach hair, I will never forgive the West Coast. [WWD]
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