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Tuesday, 27 November 2012

Back to the Eighties! Kate references retro Diana with new fringe and retro dress

By TAMARA ABRAHAM and ROSIE TAYLOR
Retro style: The Duchess of Cambridge's new look at the Natural History Museum last night (left) recalls that of Princess Diana in the early Eighties (right) She may have been wearing an old dress, but the Duchess of Cambridge turned heads with a new haircut at the opening of the Natural History Museum’s Treasure exhibition in London last night. Kate's new look appears to have been inspired by the late Seventies and early Eighties, with a heavy parted fringe reminiscent of Farah Fawcett. But it was the combination of the new haircut and the retro silk green dress that brought to mind a more significant likeness: that of her husband's late mother, Princess Diana.
Inspiration: Kate's new look appears to have been inspired by the late Seventies and early Eighties Diana wore an almost identical green silk chiffon dress during a 1983 tour as she was leaving Auckland, New Zealand, for a trip to the Bahamas. Like Kate's £1,400 Mulberry dress (previously worn last November to launch the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations at Buckingham Palace), Diana's was buttoned high, belted at the waist and gathered at the wrists creating a balloon sleeve. Even their stances are the same, with hands clasped demurely in front.
Signature look: Diana famously wore a heavy fringe, which fell across her eyes. Now it appears that Kate is following her lead Kate's new hairstyle - which also appears to be darker than before, is believed to have been created by her favourite hairdresser Richard Ward, who has a salon off Sloane Square, London. The Duchess was given a tour of a gallery featuring some of the museum’s greatest treasures, including rare first editions of Charles Darwin’s On the Origin of Species. Opening the exhibition, she spoke about how she and her husband had enjoyed visits there in the past.
Hair: Kate's new hairstyle - which also appears to be darker than before, is believed to have been created by her favourite hairdresser Richard Ward, who has a salon off Sloane Square, London
Fawcett flick: Kate's parted fringe and layers are not dissimilar from the style of Seventies star Farah (right) She said: ‘The Natural History Museum has a very special place in the heart of this nation. 'William and I are just two of millions of people who have passed through these doors, and marvelled at the spectacular wonders of the natural world, housed in this beautiful gallery. ‘I care passionately about what this museum stands for. Being here tonight, seeing some of nature’s finest treasures, reminds me just how precious and awe inspiring the natural world is.
Personal tour: The Duchess admires a plate from Audubon's Birds of America alongside Director of the Natural History Museum Doctor Michael Dixon (left) and Special Collections Manager Judith Magee (right)
History lesson: Kate views a skeleton of an Archaeopteryx during her tour of the museum
On stage: In a speech, the Duchess spoke about how she and her husband had enjoyed visits to the Natural History Museum in the past source: dailymail

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