Kate Middleton dons £785 green dress from up-and-coming London designer Edeline Lee in London


Teal-ing the show! Kate Middleton dons £785 green dress from up-and-coming London designer Edeline Lee to present Queen Elizabeth Award For British Design

  • The Duchess of Cambridge looked gorgeous in green today as she sported a trendy shift dress with golden jewellery to present The Queen Elizabeth II Award for British Design at the Design Museum in Kensington 
  • Kate, 40,  opted for a £785 green dress from up-and-coming London British-Canadian designer Edeline Lee
  • Royal paired pebble-textured dress with golden accessories for the fashion-filled event, where British Vogue editor Edward Enninful was also in attendance 

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The Duchess of Cambridge looked gorgeous in green today as she sported a trendy belted dress with golden jewellery  to present The Queen Elizabeth II Award for British Design.

 Kate Middleton, 40, opted for a £785 green dress from up-and-coming British-Canadian designer Edeline Lee, at an event hosted by the British Fashion Council at the Design Museum in Kensington.

The royal paired pebble-textured dress with an Emmy London clutch and court shoes, and earrings from Nadia Irena before meeting with British Vogue editor Edward Enninful was also in attendance.

She opted for a glamourous make-up look, keeping her brunette hair down and sleek and paired light face make-up with a dramatic smoky eye. 

Her Royal Highness, who lives in Kensington Palace just two miles away from the museum, added dark green velvet heels and a matching clutch bag to the look. 

Kate will present the Queen Elizabeth II Award for British Design which aims to recognise the cultural and trade role the British design and fashion industry has played throughout the monarch’s reign.

The Duchess of Cambridge looked gorgeous in green today as she sported a trendy shift dress with golden jewellery as she got set to present The Queen Elizabeth II Award for British Design at an event hosted by the British Fashion Council at London's Design Museum in Kensington

The Duchess of Cambridge looked gorgeous in green today as she sported a trendy shift dress with golden jewellery as she got set to present The Queen Elizabeth II Award for British Design at an event hosted by the British Fashion Council at London’s Design Museum in Kensington

Gorgeous in green! The Duchess cemented her status in the fashion set as she presented the award in London today

Gorgeous in green! The Duchess cemented her status in the fashion set as she presented the award in London today

The royal opted for a glamourous make-up look, keeping her brunette hair down and sleek and paired light face make-up with a dramatic smoky eye

Dripping in glamour! Kate opted for golden feather earrings which perfectly complemented with belt buckle for the awards

The royal opted for a glamourous make-up look, keeping her brunette hair down and sleek and paired light face make-up with a dramatic smoky eye

Kate Middleton, 40, opted for a £785 green dress from up-and-coming London designer Edeline Lee which she paired with golden accessories for the fashion-filled event, where Vogue editor Edward Enninful was also in attendance.

Now in its fifth year, the award aims to provide continuing recognition of the cultural and trade role the British design and fashion industry has played, and continues to play, throughout Her Majesty's reign.

Kate Middleton, 40, opted for a £785 green dress from up-and-coming London designer Edeline Lee which she paired with golden accessories for the fashion-filled event, where Vogue editor Edward Enninful was also in attendance.

Who is Edeline Lee, the Canadian born London designer who Kate chose to wore to present a fashion award?

Kate opted for a £785 dress by British-Canadian designer Edeline Lee (pictured) at the fashion forward event today.

Kate opted for a £785 dress by British-Canadian designer Edeline Lee (pictured) at the fashion forward event today.

Kate opted for a £785 dress by British-Canadian designer  Edeline Lee at the fashion forward event today. 

Since launching her eponymous label in 2014, Edeline Lee’s looks have been worn by the likes of Amanda Holden, Emma Willis, Helen Skelton, Ellie Goulding and Helen Mirren.

The Vancouver-born star graduated from Central St Martin’s – one of the most prestigious fashion schools in the world –  in 2008 and Edeline has since made her impact in the world of fashion after starting as an intern for Zac Posen and working for Alexander McQueen and Dior.

Prices at Edeline Lee range from £335 for tops to £800 for dresses and £2,800 for outerwear. Speaking to Drapers magazine, she previously revealed: ‘As an intern, I was lucky to be given the opportunity by Zac Posen to design a dress that ended up being worn by Britney Spears, Natalie Portman, Naomi Campbell and Jennifer Lopez, and was featured on the covers of magazines. I think that is what led to him offering me my first job.’

She describes her clothes as for the ‘future lady’ that are ‘made with love’ in England.

‘ The “future lady” is an idea that I made up to encompass the woman that I am designing for. Female identity is in flux in our generation – modern women live hectic lives. We can’t automatically subscribe to the identities that have been laid out for us historically,’ she told Drapers.

She added that Edward Enninful  is one of her biggest inspirations as he ‘has been making so many significant steps towards diversity and equal opportunity in the fashion industry. He’s been a true champion for independent and marginalised designers. ‘

Now in its fifth year, the award aims to provide continuing recognition of the cultural and trade role the British design and fashion industry has played, and continues to play, throughout Her Majesty’s reign. 

The inaugural award was announced and presented to Richard Quinn in February 2018 when The Queen made her first visit to London Fashion Week.

In this Platinum Jubilee year, the award will be presented by The Duchess of Cambridge to an emerging British designer. 

At the event, The Duchess will meet and view designs of recipients from the British Fashion Council Foundation’s designer initiatives; NEWGEN, Fashion Trust and BFC/Vogue Designer Fashion fund and BFC/GQ Designer Fashion Fund.

The royal paired pebble-textured dress with an Emmy London clutch and court shoes, and earrings from Nadia Irena (pictured)

Kate added golden embellishments to the stunning teal dress

The royal paired pebble-textured dress with an Emmy London clutch and court shoes, and earrings from Nadia Irena (pictured)

Kate is pictured meeting some of the style set today. The Duchess will present The Queen Elizabeth II Award For British Design and BFC Foundation Impact announcement at The Design Museum

Kate is seen today

Kate is pictured meeting Chief Executive of the Design Museum Tim Marlow and Chief Executive of the British Fashion Council Caroline Rush . The Duchess will present The Queen Elizabeth II Award For British Design and BFC Foundation Impact announcement at The Design Museum

Kate is seen with Chief Executive of the British Fashion Council Caroline Rush walking through the Design Museum ahead of the awards

Kate is seen with Chief Executive of the British Fashion Council Caroline Rush walking through the Design Museum ahead of the awards

Kate looks on at the immersive runway and watches speeches at the Design Museum today

Kate is pictured today

Kate looks on at the immersive runway and watches speeches at the Design Museum today 

Duchess of Cambridge speaks with Chief Executive of the Design Museum Tim Marlow and Chief Executive of the British Fashion Council Caroline Rush as she arrives at the Design Museum

Duchess of Cambridge speaks with Chief Executive of the Design Museum Tim Marlow and Chief Executive of the British Fashion Council Caroline Rush as she arrives at the Design Museum

Her Royal Highness, who lives in Kensington Palace just two miles away from the museum, added dark green velvet heels and a matching clutch bag to the look.

Kate is pictured today

Her Royal Highness, who lives in Kensington Palace just two miles away from the museum, added dark green velvet heels and a matching clutch bag to the look.

The Duchess of Cambridge arrives at the Design Museum in London where she will present the Queen Elizabeth II Award for British Design

The Duchess of Cambridge arrives at the Design Museum in London where she will present the Queen Elizabeth II Award for British Design

Gorgeous in green! Kate hit the mark in a teal dress by and up-and-coming British designer on her day out at the museum

Kate is seen in green today

Gorgeous in green! Kate hit the mark in a teal dress by and up-and-coming British designer on her day out at the museum

Vogue editor Edward Enninful joins Kate Middleton as she attends the Queen Elizabeth II Award for British Design at the Design Museum

Vogue editor Edward Enninful is pictured at the Design Museum today

 Vogue editor Edward Enninful joins Kate Middleton as she attends the Queen Elizabeth II Award for British Design at the Design Museum

Chief Executive of the Design Museum Tim Marlow makes a speech during the Queen Elizabeth II Award for British Design at the Design Museu

Stephanie Phair, British Fashion Council Chairman makes a speech during the Queen Elizabeth II Award for British Design at the Design Museum

Chief Executive of the Design Museum Tim Marlow (left) and Stephanie Phair (right) makes a speech during the Queen Elizabeth II Award for British Design at the Design Museum 

These funds provide up and coming designers with financial support, showcasing opportunities and mentoring as they work to build their brands. Previous winners have included Alexander McQueen and Erdem.

Following this, Kate will meet representatives from the British Fashion Council and the wider fashion industry, including Edward Enninful.

The Duchess will then present The Queen Elizabeth II Award for British Design and watch an immersive fashion show from the winner of the award.

The Queen Elizabeth II Award for British Design was presented by The Duchess of Cornwall in 2019, The Princess Royal in 2020 and The Countess of Wessex in 2021. The trophy itself was inspired by the Queen Elizabeth rose.

It was hand-produced in 2018 by Lucy Price at Bauhinia Studios in Birmingham’s famous jewellery quarter.

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