Kate Middleton is the British Michelle Obama, According to Michael Kors

Kors thinks the future British royal shares style similarities with American royalty

We already predicted that Kate Middleton would inspire the same type of retail adoration that Michelle Obama commands since both are known for mixing mall/high street brands with high fashion and it seems that pre-fall name-hater Michael Kors has similar sentiments.

“When I designed the outfit for the Michelle’s first official portrait no one thought she would wear matte jersey but she did. Past women in the same position had always worn a tailored suit. When I look at Kate I see a changing of the guard in what is considered elegant. She is likes to look easy but chic. I would liken her to Obama and Carla Bruni in that way. All these women are in situations where they shaking off the formal suits of their predecessors,” says Kors. {Vogue UK via the Cut}

Mrs. Obama has a few decades of life and accomplishment in general on Middleton and we’re not sure about the Carla Bruni comparison, but the future princess is certainly on her way towards becoming a modern style icon. Style may not be the best judge of someone’s personality, but Middleton’s refusal to let tradition and expectations dictate her clothing choices suggests that she may retain some of the experiences that allow her to relate to a larger public instead of getting caught up in the trappings of a title.

If that doesn’t pan out, at least on some items you’ll still be able to shop like a princess and retailers will surely try to get you to relate to that.

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