Kate Middleton recycled one of her top rated summer dresses for an event in London on Wednesday night.
The Duchess of Great Britain, who has stepped up her work schedule and performances in recent weeks, was the guest of honor at a gala dinner organized by Action on Addiction during an event on the occasion of the Addiction Awareness Week. The mother of the three arrived at the Somerset House in London in an off-shoulder dress by Brazilian designer Barbara Casasola, a look she previously wore during an event at the National History Museum in 2016.
It was hard to distinguish between the looks of then and now, if it wasn’t for her change of accessories, choosing a pair of glittering Jimmy Choo heels and a Wilbur & Gussie foldover clutch last night, updating the look on the right way for a somewhat miserable summer evening.
The stretch-knitted midi dress has been included in collections since Kate wore it three years ago and is prepared for versatility. The Casasola line is still relatively new and despite the royal seal of approval, it still operates somewhat under the radar and slowly builds up an impressive portfolio of clothing and customers.
Also at the event was Rolling Stones rocker Ronnie Wood, who was open about his struggle with alcoholism, and his wife Sally, who sat at the top table with the duchess.
Prior to dinner, Kate met Action on Addiction customers to prepare and serve dinner under Spring’s Michelin-starred chef Skye Gyngell.
An anti-addiction campaign was one of Kate’s earliest patrons, and she said her charity experiences helped inform her broader work in mental health, especially children’s mental health and well-being.
The duchess described Action on Addiction as “the catalyst” for her interest in the development of young children.
In a speech, she said, “I have met so many people suffering from addiction, and I have seen again and again that the causes of the cause unfortunately so often go back to the very first years of a person’s life.”
She continued: “Trauma experienced in early childhood, in some cases, due to divorce, abandonment, abuse or even emotional neglect, can have a lasting effect.”
She added, “Unfortunately, for many people who suffer from addiction, they simply do not get enough help that they need.”