Kate Middleton Snubbed for British Fashion Council Style Award

kate middleton snubbed for british fashion council style award
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Royal snub? The Duchess isn't up for BFC's British Style Award.

She shops at Topshop, Reiss, and Zara. Everybody follows.

And when she leaves the high street for the high end, it’s to wear top designers like Sara Burton for Alexander McQueen, Erdem, and Jenny Packham.

And though the Duchess of Cambridge has never landed on a worst-dressed list, she also hasn’t secured a spot on the British Fashion Council’s British Style Award shortlist. 

Adele, Alexa Chung, Emma Watson, Florence Welch, Lara Stone, Stella McCartney, Victoria Beckham, and Vivienne Westwood are just a handful of the 18 stylish ladies who made the cut for the BFC’s upcoming British Fashion Awards; the winner will be determined by public vote, which you can do.

But the Telegraph won’t rest until Catherine is included on the list—and is launching a campaign for the Duchess to win by write-in vote.

“There are plenty of great names on the BFC’s list … but why any of them is deemed a worthier candidate than Middleton for this award is baffling,” wrote the Telegraph’s Luke Leitch.

“Now it is true that Kate’s prime qualification for inclusion is being married to Prince William, and that her fashion aesthetic has about as much edge as a billiard ball—but as an international ambassador for British fashion over the last year, she's surely without peer,” he wrote. “Happily, the BFC is a fair-minded and eminently democratic institution. Thus this award is decided by public vote, and voters can nominate their own choice—whether that choice is on its preferred shortlist or not.”

Could the brunette underdog actually come out on top when the winner is announced at a November 28 ceremony? Write in, if you’re so inclined, and watch this space.

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