Meghan Markle Wedding Dress
Meghan Markle is the most coveted and secretive wedding dress of 2018. The rumour mill is now dead. Markle married Prince Harry and became the Duchess. She wore Clare Waight Keller for Givenchy.
Kensington Palace stated that the gown epitomizes “a timeless minimalism and the elegance that reflects the codes of the iconic house”. It is a collaboration between a modern princess and a designer who represents the new royal age she is leading. Although Ralph, Russo, and Erdem were the favourites, Markle’s ability to keep us guessing is a sign that she is creating her own rules. Markle walked part of the way down to the aisle. She did not promise to follow Harry’s instructions in the service. It was characterized by the modern twists, including a gospel choir. Markle has previously stated her determination to empower women while on the world stage. Waight Keller was the first woman to become the French fashion house’s artistic director last year. This further indicates that it was a moment of quiet confidence girl power.
Waight Keller was Waight Markle’s friend in 2018. Markle “chosen to work with her because of her timeless and elegant aesthetic. Her impeccable tailoring and relaxed demeanour,” said the palace. Ms Markle wanted to emphasize the achievements of a top British talent, who is now the creative head at three internationally influential fashion houses, Pringle of Scotland and Chloe.
They worked closely together to create the design. It was made from double-bonded silk cady. Six meticulously placed seams gave it a refined look. To “gracefully frame shoulders and emphasize the slender, sculpted waist,” the graphic open-battle neckline was the focal point. The lines of the dress extended towards the back “where the train flowed with soft round folds cushioned underskirts in triple silk organza”, the statement stated. The shoes are Givenchy’s refined point couture design, made from silk Duchesse satin.
Comment: “Clare Waight Keller, one of the most talented British designer,” Vogue editor-in-chief Edward Enninful. “The dress is stunning and this is a brilliant moment during Clare Waight Keller’s tenure as the first female artistic chief at Givenchy’s storied house.” The veil was created to show the unique flora from each Commonwealth country combined in one stunning composition. It was made from silk tulle measuring five metres long with a trim of hand-embroidered silk flowers in silk threads, organza and silk threads. The veil was secured by Queen Mary’s diamond bandeau tier, which Markle lent. The French jeweller Cartier also provided earrings and a bracelet to complement the platinum and diamond-encrusted bandeau.
Waight Keller stated, “It’s an honor to have had the chance to collaborate closely with Meghan Markle on this remarkable occasion.” We wanted to create a timeless piece that would highlight the iconic codes of Givenchy throughout its history as well as communicate modernity through sharp lines and sharp cuts. The delicate, floral beauty of Meghan’s veil contrasts with this vision. It is a special gesture that embraces the commonwealth flora and ascends the circumference of silk tulle.