• Thu, Aug 4 2011

Kelly Osbourne Disses Kate Middleton For Wearing The Same Thing Twice

Kelly Osbourne went on The Tonight Show last night to talk about her new gig hosting the E! show Fashion Police, and she had some rather harsh words for Kate Middleton. Were they about the matchy-matchy ensembles Will and Kate wore in Scotland the other day? Nope. They were about her wearing (gasp!) the same dress twice. When Jay Leno asked her opinion on the subject, she held nothing back:

Only in this country would they call that a faux pas. In England, they’re like, “look how thrifty she’s being. Showing the British public that the royals are in a recession as well.” I’m sorry, but if I had that job, I would only wear it once. If I am going to be the future bloody Queen of England, I’m going to wear that dress once, because I’m giving up the rest of my life, all of my privacy, at least I can get a new dress every day.

There’s that bratty little girl that we all remember from The Osbournes! I knew she was still in there somewhere. Although I must say, she makes a fair point that it’s sort of silly for the royal family to pretend like they have to be thrifty when everyone already knows they have all the money. Then again, Marie Antoinette did not bother to try to appear thrifty, and look where it got her. Then again again, if I owned a dress like that gorgeous green number Kate wore to the pre-party for her husband’s cousin’s wedding, you can bet I’d wear it more than once, too, no matter how much money I had. We buy clothes because we like them and want to own them for a while, no? Clothes are not tampons. You can totally wash them and use them again.

Anyway, she delivered that paragraph in a fairly jokey, lighthearted fashion, which is something. She came off as a pretty likable person in the rest of the interview, discussing the death of her friend Amy Winehouse and how differently people in the fashion world have been treating her since she lost a bunch of weight. The whole episode can be viewed here.

What We're Reading:
Share This Post:
  • Somnilee

    During the Second World War, the British Royal Family used their ration books like everyone else. The King turned the grounds over to the use for the Dig for Victory campaign (growing vegetables in gardens to improve the nutrition of the nation) – standing /with/ the people is something that the Royal Family have been doing for a long time now. If you even look at HRH Queen Elizabeth II, her own RP accent has receded over time to be more in line with that of her subjects, so as a Brit, I find it hardly surprising that they choose to stand along with us at this time.
    In truth, the Royal Family actually /is/ being hit with recession and have had their “budget” cut – I’m not sure the exact figure.
    And on a purely practical note, I see absolutely nothing wrong with people wearing the same thing more than once no matter how rich they are – to buy an outfit, wear it and then never use it again is the height of waste and disregard for the planet, its resources and its people.

    • Abby

      Don’t forget Kate Middleton borrows clothes on a temp basis from designers, so it’s not really wasteful of her to only wear things once if you think about it.

      Plus the Royals having their budget cut, c’mooooooooooooon! There not exactly hard up!

  • Catherine

    I’m really not sure Kelly dissed Kate. I think she was just criticizing the public perspectives on the relative importance of having the royals re-wear clothes. I love Kelly, though, and her remark was priceless. “I’m sorry, but if I had that job, I would only wear it once. If I am going to be the future bloody Queen of England, I’m going to wear that dress once, because if I’m giving up the rest of my life, all of my privacy, at least I can get a new dress every day.” HAHAHA. Now there’s an honest statement. :)