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Duchess of Cambridge wears Alexander McQueen for Prince George’s christening

Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, wore an ivory crepe skirt and jacket by London fashion house Alexander McQueen on Wednesday for the christening ceremony of 3-month-old Prince George.

The label is a favorite of the duchess, who most notably tapped designer and creative director Sarah Burton to make her wedding gown in 2011.

The 31-year-old new mother has a knack for tasteful color coordination, which was on full display as she and husband, William, arrived at the Chapel Royal at St. James’s Palace.

A pillbox hat by milliner Jane Taylor and court shoes by L.K. Bennett, another favorite, completed the look which matched seamlessly with the handmade lace and satin christening gown made for George, a replica of the gown made for Queen Victoria’s eldest daughter in 1841.

The matching look is reminiscent of the coordinating baby blue hues she and William wore while leaving St. Mary’s Hospital in July with their infant son.


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