5 Gucci Looks That Could Have Been Plucked Right From Princess Charlotte's Wardrobe
It's undeniable that Gucci designer Alessandro Michele drew inspiration for his latest collection from a newcomer to the fashion world. And to classify her as such isn't to say that she hasn't been a style icon since the day she was born; it is more that the petite royal has only lived on this earth for a mere four-and-a-half years. It is, of course, Princess Charlotte that we are talking about, and — yes — Gucci's menswear Fall/Winter 2020 collection of Peter Pan collars, mock dresses, and double-breasted coats seemed as though it had been ripped right from her London wardrobe. Charlotte's late grandmother Princess Diana would have been proud of the nod of approval from the world of high fashion.
While Alessandro hasn't spoken specifically to Charlotte herself, he instead made reference to another British staple in the world of elegance, telling Vogue only of his Liberty of London reference: "Of course, liberty means freedom, so I decided to be a bit playful with this side — and it is a fantastic store, you go back to your childhood to be in it."
From florals to elegant silhouettes of deep black and everything in between, find all the Gucci looks that have Charlotte written all over them, and how we're shopping the looks now, ahead.
Floral Dress: Gucci
One of Princess Charlotte's go-to looks is the floral smocked dress. Mini in silhouette, often with a Peter Pan collar, and any range of pink and blue tones, it's a look we are now adopting for an older generation if Gucci has anything to say about it.
Floral Dress: Princess Charlotte
Princess Charlotte at the King Power Royal Charity Polo Day on July 10, 2019.
Red Coat: Gucci
Most Winter coats tend to be dark and drab, but Charlotte's looks suggest we dip our toe into the world of color from time to time. While her dresses often tend toward pastels, she inspired Gucci this season with a bright red coat she previously wore to her first day of nursery school.
Red Coat: Princess Charlotte
Princess Charlotte on her first day of nursery school, Jan. 8, 2018.
INC International Concepts Double-Breasted Coat
Stradivarius Double-Breasted Tailoring Coat
Dolce & Gabbana Double Breasted Mid-Length Coat
Contrasting Collar: Gucci
The contrasting collar is another Princess Charlotte favorite, worn in many ways, shapes, forms, and colors. Gucci interpreted the trend through a babydoll dress, but the little royal has been known to wear everything from smocked dresses to button-down shirts and cardigans alike to achieve the same look.
Contrasting Collar: Princess Charlotte
Princess Charlotte on her first day of kindergarten on Sept. 5, 2019.
& Other Stories Velvet Floral Crystal Button Mini Dress and Etsy Detachable Collar with Ruffle Trim
Navy Coat: Gucci
We all remember that first tailored coat we had as a child, but few wore it quite as well as Princess Charlotte — navy in tone, and most likely some combination of velvet trim, a double-breasted silhouette, and a Peter Pan collar. If this season of Gucci has anything to say about it, it's time to go searching for that similar look in a slightly larger size this year.
Navy Coat: Princess Charlotte
Princess Charlotte attending church on Christmas Day in 2016.
Sonia Rykiel Double-Breasted Wool-Blend Felt Coat
Gray Coat: Gucci
Even older brother Prince George got in on the inspiration action as a tailored gray coat with velvet trim walked the runway at Gucci's latest show. Whether you go for the trim, the silhouette, the tone, or all of the above, 'tis the season to invest in that classic you'll never stop loving.
Gray Coat: Prince George
Prince George attending church on Christmas Day in 2016.