I”m a fan of Kate Middleton: Madonna praises Duchess of Cambridge”s “elegant” style
They say that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, and in Madonna”s case, flattery seems to work a treat.
The Duchess of Cambridge wore a spring/ summer ’09 Stella McCartney shiny peach dress to Prince Philip”s birthday in August – a frock that Madonna wore in Cannes three years ago.
But rather than be disappointed that the dress looked so good on Catherine, the sartorial choice seems to have made Madonna even fonder of the young royal. The singer gushed about the Duchess” style over the weekend.
Celebrity style: The Duchess wore a StellaMcCartney dress to Prince Philip”s Birthday celebrations – as worn by singer Madonna three years ago
“She is a lovely girl with a great sense of style,” Madonna told People at a screening of her new film, W.E., at the MoMA in New York on Sunday.
“Her wedding dress by Alexander McQueen was very beautiful… I like her choices. She’s elegant and still knows how to have some fun. I’m a fan of her style.”
The Material Girl added: “She developed a style and stuck with it whether people were interested or not. I admire her individuality.”
Although Madonna was wearing very different clothes to Kate”s when she was the same age, the singer has developed a more classic style – when she is not shooting music videos in purple leotards.
Perhaps the singer-turned-film maker”s fondness of the British Royal family has influenced Madonna”s style. Her latest feature-length film is all about Wallis Simpson, the American divorcee the Queen”s uncle fell in love with – which led to him abdicating.
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She is pleased that the royal family has moved with the times though.
“I like how modern they are now,” Madonna said.
“The freedom that [Catherine] has and the freedom the royal family has now is nice and is refreshing,” Madonna said, adding. “It’s too bad that Edward VIII didn’t have that same kind of freedom back in 1937.”