The Vampire's Wife, the brand in sight which invites itself on the official portrait of Kate Middleton and Prince William

The Vampire’s Wife, the brand in sight which invites itself on the official portrait of Kate Middleton and Prince William

In the official portrait unveiled in Cambridge, Kate Middleton appears in a The Vampire’s Wife dress. Jamie Coreth/Fine Art Commissions

In a new official portrait, the Duchess of Cambridge appears in a dress that meets the requirement to wear a British clothing label. And probably a little more.

The first official portrait of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge has been unveiled. The painting, exhibited at the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge, is the work of British portrait painter Jamie Coreth. It shows Kate Middleton in an emerald green dress, in metallic silk, with ruffled sleeves and marked shoulders. The model signed The Vampire’s Wife is the same one she wore during her visit to the Guiness brewery, in Dublin, in March 2020. If this choice responds to a clear desire to support British creation, it also aims to change the perception style that can be made of the wife of Prince William.

Because we know it especially through a classic wardrobe composed of wide and straight pants, small handbags, turtlenecks, large coats, all, always a little away from trends. A sign that her relationship to fashion is changing, she is here in posterity with a brand acclaimed by celebrities with a well-established style such as Sienna Miller, Alexa Chung, Chloë Grace Moretz, or Maggie Gyllenhaal.

During her visit to the Guiness brewery, Kate Middleton wears her emerald green dress Abaca

Allure and seduction

Behind The Vampire Wife’s, there is a woman: Susie Cave. She is the wife not of a vampire but of the Australian singer Nick Cave. This former model founded her brand in 2014 on the basis of a simple desire: to wear clothes that she cannot find elsewhere. Very quickly, a clientele seduced by its retro silhouettes, with sophisticated glamour, arrives. Her dresses play on seduction, but above all on style with the help of ruffles, shiny fabrics and puffed sleeves that have become her trademark. The name of his brand is taken from one of the abandoned novels of Nick Cave, who often dabbled in literature in his singing career.

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Fate took a turn for the worse in 2015, when their then 15-year-old son Arthur fell to his death from a cliff in Ovingdean, near Brighton, Britain. Susie Cave doesn’t give up on her whimsical designs. She goes on to inject a sense of urgency and survival and will explain in several interviews that she never stopped working to ward off grief.

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