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Fishnets and frocks at St Andrews fashion show – 17 years after Kate caught William’s eye

Fishnets and frocks on show as student models pose in the annual St Andrews fashion show – 17 years after Kate caught William’s eye in a skimpy frock on the same runway

  •  Models looked chic in floor length gowns and colourful swimsuits during 27th St Andrews university 
  •  It was the same runway where Kate Middleton first caught Prince William’s eye almost 20 years ago
  •  The future Duchess of Cambridge modelled a see-through black and gold slip dress with a turquoise band

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Students at the University of St Andrews strutted down the catwalk in their annual fashion show on Saturday – the same runway where Kate Middleton first caught Prince William’s eye almost 20 years ago. 

Youngsters at the historic Scottish university could be seen glugging champagne, taking selfies and cheering on their peers as they enjoyed the 27th annual event.  

Models looked chic in floor length gowns, colourful swimsuits and daring lingerie during the famous show, while raising thousands of pounds for charity. 

In 2001, Kate was a young History of Art student at the university who wore a see-through black and gold slip dress, black underwear and a turquoise band as she walked down the runway.

The Duke of Cambridge was seated in the front row and was reportedly unable to take his eyes off his future wife as she modelled the risque frock.  

It sparked a decade long relationship before the couple announced their engagement and were married at Westminster Abbey in London in 2011.   

And now the £30 skimpy dress which mesmerised Prince William, made by Designer Charlotte Todd – is estimated to be worth more than £100,000.

In 201, the designer said ‘dress is a part of fashion history – the moment William could first have fallen in love with Kate’. 

This year’s fashion show, held in the university’s ancient campus, raised money for homeless charity Social Bite. 

Having raised over £550,000 for worthwhile charities over the 22 years, it combines well known designers with the flair of the country’s best student talent.

Students strutted their stuff down the catwalk at St Andrews university – where Prince William saw Kate Middleton model on the runway

In 2001, Kate was a young History of Art student who wore a see-through black and gold slip dress with a turquoise band as she walked down the runway

In 2001, Kate was a young History of Art student who wore a see-through black and gold slip dress with a turquoise band as she walked down the runway

An array of models show off colourful swimsuits as they make their way down the catwalk at the 27th annual fashion show

An array of models show off colourful swimsuits as they make their way down the catwalk at the 27th annual fashion show

Models looked chic in floor length gowns and donned colourful bikinis and fluorescent shorts during the famous show

Models looked chic in floor length gowns and donned colourful bikinis and fluorescent shorts during the famous show

Youngsters at the Scottish university could be seen glugging champagne, taking selfies and cheering on their peers as they enjoyed the 27th annual show

Youngsters at the Scottish university could be seen glugging champagne, taking selfies and cheering on their peers as they enjoyed the 27th annual show

This year's fashion show combined well known designers with the flair of the country's best student talent

This year’s fashion show combined well known designers with the flair of the country’s best student talent

The famous fashion show is in its 27th and became well known after the Duchess of Cambridge strutted her stuff down the runway in 2001

The famous fashion show is in its 27th and became well known after the Duchess of Cambridge strutted her stuff down the runway in 2001

The famous fashion show became well known after the Duchess of Cambridge strutted her stuff down the runway in 2001

A model shows off a brightly-coloured one-piece. In 2001, Kate was a young History of Art student who wore a see-through black and gold slip dress with a turquoise band as she walked down the runway

A model shows off a brightly-coloured one-piece. In 2001, Kate was a young History of Art student who wore a see-through black and gold slip dress with a turquoise band as she walked down the runway

Students sip on champagne as they cheer on the models at the infamous fashion show at the historic university

Students sip on champagne as they cheer on the models at the infamous fashion show at the historic university

Having raised over £550,000 for worthwhile charities over the 22 years, the event continues to push the boundaries of what guests expect from a fashion show

Having raised over £550,000 for worthwhile charities over the 22 years, the event continues to push the boundaries of what guests expect from a fashion show

Students have fun and pose with friends as they enjoy their university's fashion show where Prince William met Kate almost 20 years ago

Students have fun and pose with friends as they enjoy their university's fashion show where Prince William met Kate almost 20 years ago

Students have fun and pose with friends as they enjoy their university’s fashion show where Prince William met Kate almost 20 years ago

Models look chic in floor length dresses as they raise money for homeless charity Social Bite

Models look chic in floor length dresses as they raise money for homeless charity Social Bite

Two female models look dashing in a frill dress and colourful one-piece as they strut down the catwalk

Two female models look dashing in a frill dress and colourful one-piece as they strut down the catwalk

Two female models look dashing in a feathered dress and a colourful one-piece as they strut down the catwalk

Male models look dapper in suits as they storm the runway during the historic university's famous event

Male models look dapper in suits as they storm the runway during the historic university’s famous event

A group of models smile as they walk down the runway. The fashion event was made famous after Kate Middleton modelled a sheer dress 

A group of models smile as they walk down the runway. The fashion event was made famous after Kate Middleton modelled a sheer dress 

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