Heritage

Duchess Kate Is in a Major Fashion Predicament Over Wearing Black at the BAFTAs

If she doesn't support #TimesUp, there will be backlash. If she does, she's breaking royal protocol.
IMAGE GETTY IMAGES
Comments

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are set to attend the 2018 BAFTA Awards on February 18, where actresses are expected to wear black dresses in support of the #TimesUp movement—much like at the Golden Globes.

The thing is—as anyone who watches The Crown knows—royal family members are strictly forbidden from making political statements. If Duchess Kate wears a black dress, it could be seen as a breach of royal protocol. But if she doesn't wear one, she could be the only person in the room opting out of supporting this vital moment for women.

It presents a major predicament for her design team, as royal reporters are noting via social media.

As Daily Mirror correspondent Victoria Murphy notes, it's possible that Kate will find a workaround by wearing black with some sort of colorful detailing—an implicit statement of solidarity with #TimesUp that isn't technically all that statement-y.

FYI, this is what Kate wore last time she attended the BAFTAs in 2017:


ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW

Stay tuned for the details of this year's dress.

From: Marie Claire US

This story originally appeared on Townandcountrymag.com.
* Minor edits have been made by the Townandcountry.ph editors.

Comments
About The Author
Mehera Bonner
View Other Articles From Mehera Bonner
Comments
Latest Stories
 
Share
Drawings and paintings made during the artist's most prolific period will be exhibited and be up for sale at Art Fair Philippines.
 
Share
The major change has apparently been in the works since the royal wedding last May.
 
Share
The Duchess is set to celebrate with her close friends on the Upper East Side.
 
Share
The House of Chanel chose the ultimate insider to follow in Karl Lagerfeld's iconic footsteps.
 
Share
Insider tips, must-see exhibitions, and talks worth attending at the sixth edition of Art Fair Philippines.
 
Share
The legendary designer passed away in Paris at the age of 85.
 
Share
On Tuesday, Chanel announced that Lagerfeld had died at the age of 85.
 
Share
The city is a labyrinth of twists and turns that lead to secret hideaways.
 
Share
News reports say that he died in Paris.
 
Share
The 2019 Oscar nominee is the style's greatest ambassador.
Load More Articles
CONNECT WITH US