Martha Stewart Celebrated Her SI Swim Cover in One of Kate Middleton's Favorite Designers
have in common? Aside from the obvious—fame, fortune, a —the unlikely duo appear to share a favorite eveningwear designer, Jenny Packham. Stewart celebrated her on Thursday, May 18 at the launch event in New York City. The 81-year-old, understanding that she was the star of the evening, wore a long-sleeve beaded Jenny Packham gown in a look-at-me shade: gold. She kept the rest of her look simple and on-brand, sporting her unfussy shoulder-length blonde bob and a glowy, sun-kissed beat. Martha Stewart in Jenny Packham.To keen observer of all things royal fashion like myself, the look was instantly recognizable—back in 2021, the Princess of Wales sported a version of the same dress to the world premiere of the James Bond film No Time to Die. Middleton's dress featured a cape rather than long bell sleeves, with sheets of gold beads cascading down the back, but the V-neckline and gathered waist are unmistakably the same Jenny Packham design.Prince William and Kate Middleton in 2021.Inside the Sports Illustrated celebration, Stewart was giving queen vibes, posing with fans (well, Kim Petras and Megan Fox were also cover stars, but it's probably not a stretch to call them fans) and copies of her history-making cover. Cover girls Martha and Kim Petras.Martha and Megan Fox. And then there's this photo of the homemaking maven/ex-con and Machine Gun Kelly, which is essentially the same photo I have of myself and my grandma at my college graduation.