The Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton posed for the Vogue Britain cover to mark the 100th anniversary of the fashion magazine. Some of the best people from the fashion industry were called for the shoot. But the result of the photo shoot has left much to be desired, fashion experts from the industry say.
The cover was shot in Norfolk as Kate is a lover of the countryside. Kate is looking happy and gorgeous in the photo shoot but there is nothing fashionable about her, Liz Jones writes in Daily Mail. She writes that Kate was wearing a far too wintry a dress to pose for Vogue. She is wearing a Burberry trench and white shirt, there is nothing unusual about it, “even CCamillamight wear it.”
The renowned fashion journalist frankly wrote, “Kate has transformed from statuesque beauty into a parody of Meryl Streep in Out Of Africa in the Vogue shots.”
She gave an example of 1991 photo shoot of Princess Diana and said this what a Vogue cover should look like. The images which were shot by shot by Patrick Demarchelier in 1991 transformed Diana into a Goddess “elfin, crop-haired, mischievous, confident.” Her fondness for heavy jewellery, puppy fat were all removed and she looked like a mischievous, cropped-haired Goddess. There was something about Diana’s Vogue photo shoot which Kate can never achieve, she says.
The countrywoman Kate who once inhabited Kings Road, and the inside of Reiss does not look appealing. People were expecting something more of a red carpet from a Princess like Kate. Though the Vogue editor of Alex Shulman believes it as a fitting tribute to woman who loves rural life.
A spokesperson for The Duchess said: "Since 1916, Vogue has been a leading champion of British portraiture. The Duchess was delighted to play a part in celebrating the centenary of an institution that has given a platform to some of the most renowned photographers in this country's history. She is incredibly grateful to the team at Vogue and at the National Portrait Gallery for asking her to take part." Two of the images from the British Vogue shoot were installed this evening in the National Portrait Gallery's Vogue 100: A Century of Style. The Duchess will visit the exhibition on Wednesday 4 May and see the two portrait's on display in the gallery for the first time #Vogue100
Jones notes that the photo shoot does not give her a Princess appearance, her wrinkles on the skin are almost visible. The cover was shot by Josh Olins. The images of her photoshoot were shared by the royal place on the photo-sharing site Instagram.