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Sunday, February 12, 2012

Kate's "Duchess Effect" Can She Save a Designer?

The Duchess of Cambridge has become renowned for her powerful effect on the economy as most items of clothing she wears become an instant sell-out.

And when Kate wore a 1950s-style grey coat dress this week for her first solo public engagement, fashion followers were eager to buy their own to emulate the Duchess' elegant style.

But those desperately trying to get hold of the Jesire outfit were stunned to find the firm ceased trading in August after 13 years.

Caption: The Duchess of Cambridge wore a Jesire dress to the National Portrait Gallery on Wednesday, a label that is now defunct