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Silhouettes of Style: A Royal Affair

An April 29 Bellevue Collection fashion show supports the arts while celebrating Kate Middleton’s style.

By Katie Ormsby April 18, 2011

Act Two’s upcoming fashion show celebrates Kate Middleton’s style. And while we may not know what her official tit

Even if you just judged magazine covers (People, Us Weekly, even Newsweek), you’d have to say there’s a pretty widespread case of royal wedding fever in the air. So assuming you don’t live under a rock, you know there’s a pretty big event set for April 29.

But the folks at Bellevue’s Act Two Guild are anticipating a week from this Friday for slightly different reasons. The organization’s third annual fashion show and luncheon just happens to fall on Kate and Will’s big day. The Brit’s event was scheduled after the Bellevue one, so they went with it. Subtitling the “Silhouettes of Style” with A Royal Affair, event chair Michele Phillips-Baransky says the theme ‘offers us an elegant backdrop to bring women together to enjoy fashion, raise money for [the arts], and celebrate.’

The show is at the Bellevue Westin and will highlight spring trends, including the ’70s thing and the perennial return of the nautical look. Runway styles come from shops inside the Bellevue Collection: Report, Road, Zebra Club, to name a few.

While we’re not sure that Kate rocks wide-leg flairs or the classic Breton striped shirt, she’s certainly got the eye of the fashion world. Karl Lagerfeld just publicly named her best feature and Brit Vogue‘s editor made recommendations on her wedding dress choice. The current edition of that mag spends a page comparing London’s two favorite Kates, Le Middleton to Le Moss.

Fittingly, a special segment of the Bellevue Collection show is devoted to Miss Middleton’s style—expect loads of posh hats and headpieces along with classic, understated UK prep.

Tickets are $125 and benefit the Tateuchi Center, a downtown Bellevue performing arts center targeted to open in 2014. The show begins at 11; tickets are available at the Act Two Guild website.

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