Why Has Kate Middleton Stopped Wearing Designs By Issa?
Kate Middleton looks fab in anything and everything. She could wear a potato sack tucked into a pair of fishing waders and still look chic. That being said, there is one designer clothing line that the Duchess of Cambridge may never wear again, and it’s one that used to be among her favorites. In fact, the label even made the now-iconic dress she wore in her engagement photos.Kate may never again wear anything designed by Issa.
No one can argue that Kate didn’t look absolutely amazing in that royal blue Issa design that complemented the late Princess Diana’s massive sapphire engagement ring. That being said, Kate has nothing against Issa’s designs, but rather the monarchy may have issues with its owner. Issa has been partially owned by Camilla al-Fayed since 2011, and the history of the family may be enough to keep that fabric far from Kate. Camilla’s brother, Dodi, was killed in the 1997 Paris car crash that also killed Princess Diana.
As the blogger behind What Kate Wore notes, Camilla al-Fayed’s father, Mohamed al-Fayed, “has been vocal in his belief the Royal Family is responsible for the death of his son, Dodi al-Fayed, along with Princess Diana. That topic is the subject of a film he financed, Unlawful Killing. In the movie the Queen is referred to as 'a gangster in a tiara' and Prince Philip is called a psychopath.”
So there’s that.
While Kate was spotted wearing Issa designs up until 2011, she has not publicly worn anything by the line since. Meanwhile, Issa launches a new royal-themed collection at Banana Republic on Thursday.