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In unsurprising news, it seems Miss Middleton is said to be just brim-filled with inspiration for American designers showing at New York Fashion Week. Instead of going for a disparate model-off-duty look, Rachel Zoe said the Duchess of Cambridge represents a return to classicism and we can look forward to designers “returning to a time where things are more timeless and polished, not looking a mess.”
I've been told Ms. Zoe's collection will offer Savile Row-style tailoring and herringbone tweeds in a nod to American notions of British taste and refinement, while Jason Wu said the current concept of chic means “an old-school silhouette,” because "Now people are interested in looking ladylike. The duchess is part of that."
Meanwhile, Ken Downing, the fashion director of Neiman Marcus said, "We are not necessarily going to see exact adaptations of what she is wearing. Dressing up is the new cool, and dressing down is old school and attribute much of that to Kate."
We've seen Kate's influence already, most notable with playful dresses seen at Jill Stuart and the tailored designs of Lela Rose could easily make their way into Kate Middleton's closet.
Where else do you think we're seeing the Duchess' influence? Do you like that we're heading into a more refined, lady-like era?