Kate Middleton's Secret Style Inspiration: Barbara Parkins In 'Valley Of The Dolls'?

LOOK: Kate Middleton's Secret Style Inspiration

Some might think that Kate Middleton's superb fashion sense comes straight from the duchess' fascinator-covered head.

But no. Upon revisiting the 1967 classic film "Valley Of The Dolls," we've come to realize that Kate was clearly inspired by Barbara Parkins' Anne Welles, the poised New England ingenue of the movie and novel. Perhaps due to her physical similarities to Parkins, the Duchess of Cambridge must have taken a liking to the unmistakably '60s silhouettes, color palettes and accessories sported by the actress... and we've got the photos to prove it.

Don't you see it, too?


brown hat


brown coat

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Can you guess any other style inspirations?

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