Well, kids, Meghan Markle’s wedding dress is here and it is amazing! (What did you expect?) It’s a simple, long-sleeve boat-neck dress designed by Clare Waight Keller, who last year became the first female artistic director at Givenchy, a designer nobody expected. I have no words other than it’s simply f*cking gorgeous.
Want to see it from the back, you say?
Waight Keller designed a 5-metre silk tulle veil ‘representing the distinctive flora of each Commonwealth country united in one spectacular floral composition,’ Kensington Palace announced in a tweet.
British designer Ralph & Russo was long considered to be a frontrunner to design the gown — in Meghan’s engagement photos, she wore a sheer design from the line’s 2017 couture collection that reportedly cost R957 848.
Other potential names included Inbal Dior, whose designs were leaked to the press shortly after the engagement announcement; Roland Mouret, a longtime friend of Meghan’s; and Kate Middleton favourites Jenny Packham and Erdem, a Canadian brand that People magazine recently reported took its public-relations operations in-house and hired a new PR manager.
the Daily Mail reporting in April that company executives attended meetings to ‘coordinate what has been described as a “major PR strategy” around a “high-profile” dress.’ Then, earlier this week, Stella McCartney’s name bubbled back up in the press, following rumours in April after Meghan was seen wearing a navy cape dress to the Queen’s birthday concert at Royal Albert Hall., with
Meghan’s stylist and BFF Jessica Mulroney served as an unofficial wedding planner and helped Meghan choose the gown, consulting over the phone and attending dress fittings, royal expert Katie Nicholl told Cosmopolitan.com earlier this week.
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