Francisco Costa, womens creative director at Calvin Klein, has dressed some of the most beautiful women in the world, including Eva Mendes, Gwyneth Paltrow, Kate Bosworth and Kerry Washington. That’s all well and good, but there is one lovely lady Costa is D-Y-I-N-G to dress: Catherine, Duchess of Cambirdge. Mmmmh hmmm, we hear you.
“She’s very Calvin, when you think about it,” Costa told the Telegraph (via the Daily Mail) of the new royal. “She’s athletic looking, with great teeth and amazing hair. In many ways she looks like an all American Girl. So, yes, I’m putting it out there: I’d love to dress her.”
We fully support Costa’s campaign to dress the Duchess, because his pieces are exactly what the future Queen of England would gravitate towards: Figure-flattering, ladylike and classic-looking. Heck, we could even see her wearing a gorgeously-tailored suit! OMG, the vision in our heads…
Naturally, Catherine’s outfits from Calvin Klein would need custom tweaks here and there to make them appropriate. The following must be kept in mind when designing for Her Royal Highness:
1) No deep, DEEP necklines.
2) Easy on the black. Royals only wear black when someone dies.
3) Nothing too short
4) If the ensemble is going to be sleeveless, make sure it’s done tastefully and modestly. A strapless gown must be accompanied by a bolero, as Catherine wore to the evening reception at Buckingham Palace on April 29th.