The Duchess of Cambridge, née Kate Middleton, is often in the news with her fashion choices, but she won’t be seen as a fashion doll.
British Vogue editor-in-chief Alexandra Shulman worked with Prince William’s wife for the magazine’s June issue marking its 100-year milestone.
In an interview on the ITV program Lorraine, Shulman explained that the Duchess wants to be more than a fashion icon.
“I can’t really speak for her, but in my experience, I think it was very much her feeling that she wanted to be what she felt she was comfortable with being,” she said.
“She is not a clothes horse. The idea that she is a kind of silent mannequin that just wants to put on expensive clothes is so not what she is. And I think she wanted this cover to reflect that.” [via Daily Mail]
Shulman also revealed that Kate didn’t want to be featured on the magazine cover at first.
“I had certainly asked her before,” she said. “It was only when I was writing to her saying: ‘It’s our centenary, it’s our 100 years of Vogue and we do have kind of a history of being able to feature the royal family’ that I realized we had another connection. It ticked the box and yes, it happened. It was the best news when I heard she was going to be on the cover.”
The cover photo featured Kate dressed in a suede Burberry jacket, a white shirt and a vintage hat.