Shoe designer slams Kate Middleton’s style

Nicholas Kirkwood thinks the duchess should dress more like the princess she is

ICON OR NOT? While most look up to her down-to-earth style, one designer says Duchess Kate should step it up a notch. Photo from usmagazine.com 

LONDON, United Kingdom — Nicholas Kirkwood caused a stir when he allegedly slammed the Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton’s personal style.

The shoe designer — who collaborated with fashion houses Rodarte, Keith Haring, and Peter Piloto, to name a few — gave this comment about Duchess Kate to Daily Beast:

“It’d be great if she did wear (my) shoes. She just wears too much high street stuff,” he says. “I know she’s trying to be democratic, but I don’t know how many pairs of LK Bennett you can wear.”

He adds, “She does occasionally come out and is wearing (Alexander) McQueen or something like that. It’s like, ‘Do that more! You’re meant to be a princess-y type of person, so act like one!’”

The comment has given rise to overwhelming backlash, causing the designer to say his comment was taken out of context.

MISUNDERSTOOD? Nicholas Kirkwood is known for his edgy and quirky shoe designs. Photo from streamfidoo.com 

“The Duchess of Cambridge has had an important impact on the British fashion industry, both on the high fashion and high street,” he tells vogue.co.uk in the midst of the controversy. “Of course, there is nothing that I would like more than for her to wear my shoes. My comments have been taken out of context.” – Rappler.com

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