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Vivienne Westwood Latest to Slam Princess Kate’s “Ordinary” Style

The Duchess of Cambridge, formerly known as Kate Middleton before her marriage to Prince William, may have won over the public with her conservative and elegant sense of style but apparently British designer Vivienne Westwood is not a fan.

Dame Westwood (70) was recently asked what she thought to Kate’s style and she slammed it as “ordinary.” She was particularly critical of Princess Catherine’s use of black eye-liner, which has become something of a trademark of her look.

According to Vivienne Westwood (yes, the one with the crazy orange hair) the black eyeliner makes Kate look “hard.”

“Either she should be smudgy or wear none,” the British fashion designer and icon said.

Westood said that Kate Middleton epitomized “ordinary woman” to her.

“I just think that she should be an extraordinary woman, wherever she gets her clothes from,” said the fashion designer.

It seems that Kate Middleton’s honeymoon period is well and truly over as people are lining up to criticize her style.

Dutch fashion designers Viktor & Rolf told “Grazia” magazine said, “We’d like to see her wearing different make-up and hair- less eyeliner, less hair. It would bring out her natural beauty.”

Even outspoken Kelly Osbourne has had a pop at the future Queen. She recently told Jay Leno on the “Tonight Show” that Kate should not recycle her wardrobe. The British liking for being thrifty and saving money is not attractive, apparently. She should stop sympathizing with the British people in a recession and wear a new outfit for each engagement.

In the run-up to the Royal Wedding, designer Matthew Williamson warned that Kate Middleton is nota fashion bunny.” It just does not interest her.

“I don’t know why everyone is waiting to see what she wears,” he said, back then.

So now, almost five months after Kate Middleton married Prince William, is she losing her status as a fashion icon? Is she committing a fashion faux pas with her long hair and black eyeliner? Or is her “ordinary woman” charm what endears Princess Katherine to us? Tell us what you think.

6 Responses to “Vivienne Westwood Latest to Slam Princess Kate’s “Ordinary” Style”

  1. Rebecca Charlebois says:

    I think Kate’s style is perfectly elegant, her makeup is modest and enhancing and her hair is her signature look. She speaks out royalty and elegance. She’s not loud, flashy and showy, modest beauty becomes her best, its more sensible and mature, especially with the role she plays in royalty. Vivienne, on the other hand, is loud and trashy in style, outdated with ridiculous orange hair, she looks like a Halloween pumpkin. She should keep to herself, what she prefers can stay with her, we have quite enough with one of her around. Kate should stay Kate and we all love her that way. Vivienne, and everyone else that down-talks her style, should keep it to themselves.


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  2. Kathleen says:

    I love, love, love Kate and think she always looks elegant and lovely, except for one thing–yes, the eyeliner. Too much eyeliner gives a girl a hard look, there’s no way around it. She’d be more beautiful without liner all around her eyes .


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  3. Emily Lebla says:

    I think Kate is best at her place as she is not a fashion icon to keep track of all these makeup stuff. Well i like her decent and sober style.


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  4. DanielTO says:

    The Duchess of Cambridge’s role is not to be a fashion icon. That said, I think her style is classic, tasteful, elegant and gives young women something to consider beyond how much cleavage they can show. Catherine demonstrates poise, confidence and nobility, not only in what she wears but how she wears it. Personally I think the former Miss Middleton is a greater role model than any of her critics.


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  5. QOCM says:

    The problem with Vivienne Westwood is that she is the problem. This is one ugly woman with, –of all the colors of the rainbow– she choses orange to crown her head. Catherine Middleton is a class act and her style in clothes is impeccable. She is an extraordinary young woman in every way. Now, on the other hand, Vivienne Westwood is beyond ordinary, bordering on trashy. She is obviously jealous of Catherine. Snap out of it, Vivienne! You have no business in style business. Retire and while you’re at it, change that orange hair color. It is loud, gaudy and it accentuates your lines and wrinkles. You have a lot to learn, or rather, for heaven’s sake, step aside and let others lead the way.


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  6. Nancy Stein says:

    Kate is doing just fine. The problem with Vivienne Westwood is that she has nothing better to do, and the same for Kelly Osborn. Neither is a role model that we would want our young people to emulate. And despite their outspoken manner, their values are in the wrong place. Clothes and singing aren’t going to educate the younger generation, and neither is being an outrageous model, a fashion designer, or TV/movie personality.

    To the extent that Kate and members of the Royal family help young adolescents get training, jobs and an income, that’s the extent to which they will be doing a good job.

    London, Manchester, and Birmingham are all burning and being looted.

    So austerity at every level is mandatory, and when the Royals take even further action to be austere, they should be commended.


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