Kate Middleton news: Duchess shares similarity with Labour leader Keir Starmer | Royal | News (Reports)


The Duchess of Cambridge gets her clothes perfectly tailored so that they fit perfectly. Similarly, Sir Keir Starmer, leader of the Labour Party, likes to ensure all his suits fit him to perfection.

Referring to Sir Keir’s timeless sense of style, The Times fashion Director Anna Murphy wrote: “If you can look beyond that lustrous Ken-doll hair — the kind that every man over 50 wants to have, and every woman over 50 wants her man to have — there’s the suit.

“It’s usually in that particular shade of blue, at once both bright and dark, that flatters the complexion of the British male like little else.

“And it always fits, in marked contrast to Boris Johnson’s and — yet more egregiously — Donald Trump’s.

“Said suit might even be called sharp, its very linearity definitive, albeit semantically confusing, proof that Starmer is the personification of the so-called soft left.”

Ms Murphy said Sir Keir’s secret may lie behind consuming ready-to-wear fashion that can be tailored to look like it is of higher quality.

She wrote: “It seems Starmer is utilising that old fashionista trick, then, buying off-the-peg clothes and then getting them fitted.

“This is many a front-rower’s way of pretending she is more expensive than she is.”

And according to the How Not to Wear Black author, Kate may be doing just the same.

Speaking to Marie Claire, David Reiss, Founder and Managing Director of Reiss, said: “There is no question that Kate choosing to wear Reiss has impacted our brand.

“We have noticed a significant increase in terms of brand interest and awareness globally, strengthening existing markets and attracting attention in markets we are yet to enter.”

Kate wore Reiss’s Shola dress to meet the Obamas in 2011, something that impacted the brand positively.

David Reiss, Founder and Managing Director of Reiss told Marie Claire: “The surge in web traffic following the release of the images caused our website to crash.


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