The Duchess of Cambridge showed her daring side tonight in a sexy off-the-shoulder cream jersey dress.
Kate, 34, sported the £1,580 gown by relatively unknown Brazilian-born, London-based designer Barbara Casasola - who studied at Central Saint Martins. The midi dress is described as part of the designer's "minimalist" spring collection and is cut from "figure-sculpting stretch-jersey" with sheermesh pannelled inserts for a "sporty feel".
The mother-of-two vamped up the look even further with voluminous hair and towering £140 pinksuede heels. Her pink heels were so high that onlookers said she wobbled in them. Kate has been on the receiving end of criticism from fashionistas for her rather safe choice of outfits and was clearly determined to prove them wrong with her vampish new look.
The Duchess was presenting the Art Fund Museum of the Year 2016 prize at a dinner hosted at the Natural History Museum. The prize of £100,000 is presented each year at an awards dinner attended by some of the UK's leading figures in the arts and culture sector with a shortlist including the Arnolfini, Bristol, Bethlem Museum of the Mind, London, and York Art Gallery.
At the event Kate revealed that her two-year-old son, Prince George, loves sculpture. And she said he loved visiting London's Natural History Museum to see the dinosaur models. Kate is known for her love of art and photography and is also the patron of The Art Room, a charity that works with children to increase their self-esteem through art.