Nicholas Kirkwood vs Kate Middleton

“She just wears too much high street stuff. I know she’s trying to be democratic, but I don’t know how many pairs of LK Bennett you can wear. She does occasionally come out and is wearing 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!”

Ouch Nicholas Kirkwood! The super edgy shoe designer let rip to The Daily Beast and is clearly desperate for Kate to put her fashion foot forward and in what better design than his Pearly Queen shoes, created especially for Selfridges to celebrate the Jubilee.

Fit for a princess…£995 Pearly Queen heels

But the public is smitten with Kate’s sensible L.K.Bennet choices and the chain has enjoyed a 17% profit rise in the past year.

L.K.Bennet’s US president, Tony DiMasso, apparently said: “She has accelerated sales for us — when she does wear something, it always seems to go on a waiting list.”

L.K.Bennet’s shoes are super useful for work and walking in, but we can’t wait for Nicholas Kirkwood to open his own online shop!


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