Remember the pristine white and black Élan kurta Kate Middleton wore on her last day in Pakistan? It will soon be available for a whopping Rs 29,500.
The kurta is part of Élan’s Eid Collection, launching on May 10. According to the brand, the monochrome outfit has been titled ‘Royal Garden’ and is made of traditional handspun 100% pure grip silk. It features “beautifully delicate floral and tribal embroideries in ebony silk thread on a pristine ivory base.”
The Duchess of Cambridge had worn the outfit on a private visit she and her husband had undertaken to the SOS Village in Lahore. She had paired the kurta with straight white pants and nude heels. Kate’s team had reportedly discovered Elan’s outfits on Instagram.
Meanwhile in an interview with The Current, Élan’s founder and creative head Khadija Shah had talked about dressing up the Duchess and how she felt when she received a thank you note from her.
“I thought somebody was playing a prank,” said Khadija recalling the time when she was approached to make a dress for Kate. “So when we were contacted and the message came through, I told my social media manager to go and check-up the person and see if it was really somebody from the Palace.”
“And we discovered, it really was someone from the Palace,” continued the designer. “It was really overwhelming and very exciting.”
Khadija further shared that she never expected a letter of thanks from the Duchess but when was overjoyed when she received the letter and immediately took a picture of it.
Watch the full interview here: