Today we witness one of the most exciting events of the year and maybe the last royal wedding we will see in the next 20-30 years. The American actress Meghan Markle marry today Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, son of Prince Charles and Lady Diana, in St. George Chapel in Windsor Castle in a small ceremony with 600 guests among who royal family members and celebrities.
The most important of the day or at least the thing that we care most of is the wedding dress. After a lot of speculations regarding who the designer will be and bids on names such as Ralph & Russo, Stella McCartney, Victoria Beckham and Christopher Bailey, Meghan chose Givenchy and the British designer Clare Waight Keller to create her wedding dress.
The dress epitomizes a timeless minimal elegance referencing the codes of the iconic House of Givenchy and showcasing the expert craftsmanship of its world-renowned Parisian Haute Couture atelier founded in 1952. Or at least that is what the press-release we receive from the brands says. In our opinion the dress is beautiful and we love the reference to Audrey Hepburn dress created by Hubert De Givenchy, but for a wedding of such a big scale, the dress seemed a bit boring and pale. We would expect to see a dress like this more at the red carpet of the Oscar or another Hollywood even of a big scale but somehow we feel Meghan’s dress doesn’t fit into the idea of what a royal wedding dress should look like.
The veil is five meters long and made from silk tulle with a trim of hand-embroidered flowers in silk threads and organza, designed with the idea of representing the distinctive flora of each Commonwealth country united in one spectacular floral composition.
“It is truly an honour to have been given the opportunity to closely collaborate with Meghan Markle on such a remarkable occasion.
We wanted to create a timeless piece that would emphasize the iconic codes of Givenchy throughout its history, as well as convey modernity through sleek lines and sharp cuts. In contrast, the delicate floral beauty of the veil was a vision Meghan and I shared, a special gesture embracing the commonwealth flora, ascending the circumference of the silk tulle.” Clare Waight Keller