Fashionista Kit Keenan Unveils Her Packing Strategy for 'The Bachelor'
Spilling her secrets! In a new interview with Page Six Style, noted fashionista Kit Keenan opened up about her packing strategy for “The Bachelor” Season 25.
While most participants opt for long, glittering evening gowns on night one, the daughter of renowned designer Cynthia Rowley stood out in a style all her own while introducing herself to Matt James.
“I actually didn’t pack any long dresses. I don’t know why!” said Kit, who stunned in a feathery frock from her mother’s collection, which featured ombré ostrich plumes and a thigh-high hemline.
“[My mother] does all of her clothes in small quantities, and she actually brought it back after I wore it on the show because there were so many people asking where I got it,” Kit divulged of the design, which is currently sold out. “I just felt as though that dress was very me and quite unique. It definitely showed the New York side of fashion, I think.”
Kit said that, initially, she adhered to the two-suitcases-per-contestant guideline. “In the beginning, I only had two suitcases,” she recalled. “And I know there were some other people who definitely had more coming into the show.”
The New York City native soon figured out another way to obtain more sartorial options at Pennsylvania’s Nemacolin Woodlands Resort, where the entirety of the latest “Bachelor” season was filmed inside of a coronavirus-free bubble. Kit confessed that, not long after she arrived to the shooting locale, her famous mom sent her a selection of “backup” ensembles.
Still, the blonde beauty was judicious when assembling her wardrobe for the series.
“I’ve watched the show in the past, so I knew there should be certain outfits for certain activities: cocktail parties, casual outfits, fitness stuff,” she explained. “You kinda have to come prepared, honestly. A lot of the pieces were my mom’s [designs]; I didn’t have that much time to pack.”
Elsewhere in her chat with Page Six Style, Kit revealed that she almost wore a black lace mini, “made custom” by her mother, for her limo entrance.
“Actually, that was meant to be my night-one dress,” said the franchise favorite, who ended up wearing the sleek number during an intimate discussion with Matt. “But I switched at the last minute because I thought the feathers were more fun, and I’m very, very happy with that decision.”
Kit also said that many of her favorite looks comprised items from resale shops. “A lot of the clothes that I wore on the show — and also that I wear in my everyday life — are things I got on The RealReal or at vintage stores,” she shared.
While Kit certainly enjoyed putting together glam getups on “The Bachelor,” she wishes there had been a greater opportunity for her to showcase more laidback looks as well.
“I love getting glammed and doing the whole cocktail-hour thing, wearing a pretty dress and heels, but I also love wearing a cool puffer jacket, leather pants, and sneakers,” said Kit, who eliminated herself from the competition for Matt’s final rose after a baking-themed one-on-one date with the handsome lead.
“And I feel like there weren’t as many moments for my casual outfits,” added Kit, an established designer herself, who often rocks pieces from her namesake streetwear brand on social media. “They’re more fitting for Instagram anyway, so it’s OK!”