Although Kate Middleton’s sheer black dress may not be as well known as the blue Issa dress she wore to her engagement announcement, or her breathtaking wedding dress, or even her famous brunette ‘Princess Kate hair’, this little number can lay claim to having sparked the romance of the century.
Kate donned this translucent little black dress for a student fashion show raising money for charity. It was a this even that the wheels of royal romance began to spin. William spent 200 pounds (or Granny’s as Princess Diana taught the princes to call the British bills with the face of Grandma, or Queen Elizabeth) on a front row seat at the fashion show.
When Kate Middleton made her appearance wearing a strapless bra and panties under the see-through tiny dress, William exclaimed to a friend, “Wow, she’s hot.” Indeed, right now, Princess Kate may just be be the hottest woman on the face of the globe.
This tiny sheer dress cost under $50 to create, and it was actually intended to be a skirt when it was first made! It sold at the Kerry Taylor Auctions Passion for Fashion, and it was displayed among designer dresses from the closets of Princess Diana and Wallis Simpson, the Duchess of Windsor. However, this little black dress that sparked the romance of the century was the spotlight of the auction!
This sexy black number was designed by thirty-one year old Charlotte Todd. She created the dress for her university assignment entitled ‘The Art of Seduction’ which is a name that is quite telling of the romance that was soon to bloom.
Although Todd has never had the pleasure of meeting Kate, she says that she is thrilled to have had a part in the meeting of Prince William and Kate. “Everyone says that the fashion show was when the romance started and when she bagged her prince, so a small part of me will always be part of royal history. It’s madness!”
At $125,000, the winning bidder at the auction has one of the priciest royal wedding souvenirs on her hands. Congratulations!