The secret's out: Latest designer to dress Kate Middleton revealed
09 MARCH 2011
Her pillar-box red suit was the talk of the town when she visited St Andrews last month.
But a Buckingham Palace representative left royal fans guessing over Kate Middleton's chic suit designer by stating the piece was from her own personal wardrobe.
However it has since been relvealed the clothes-maker behind the future queen's impacting outfit is Italian Luisa Spangoli.
The 29-year-old bought the much-admired belted wool ensemble from boutique Hollie de Keyser in London's Knightsbridge.
Managing director Nicoletta Spagnoli said of Kate: "She looked stunning, and we are proud and flattered that a style icon for women of all the world like her has Luisa Spagnoli."
The label is a family business dating back to 1928 and has featured style icons such as Sophia Loren in their past catalogues.
Prominent London fashion distributor Robert de Keyser said: "My wife Hollie discovered [Luisa Spangoli] when she was in Italy."
He added: "They are hugely successful there. It's a hidden nugget in fashion, and Kate Middleton picked up on it."
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