A thread of tradition runs through this latest roster of haute style, as royal brides, tycoons, and movie stars alike cherish the perfectly broken-in handmade shoe or the heirloom bling. But it’s a sure bet that each one has a favorite new fashion purchase too . . .
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H.R.H. THE DUCHESS OF CAMBRIDGE
OCCUPATION: Wife of the future King of England. RESIDENCES: Anglesey, Wales; Kensington Palace. SIGNATURE ITEMS OF CLOTHING: Issa wrap dresses, Alexander McQueen wedding gown, Reiss Nannette dress worn in engagement-portrait session with Mario Testino. SCENT: White Gardenia Petals, by Illuminum. JEWELRY: Sapphire engagement ring, originally worn by Prince William’s mother, Diana, Princess of Wales. STYLE PREDECESSORS: Princess Grace, Princess Diana. CAUSE: Starlight Children’s Foundation, which provides entertainment, education, and family activities for seriously ill children.