Meghan Markle’s Givenchy gown had a number of special touches Clare Waight Keller is now revealing.
Meghan Markle’s wedding gown had a special nod to her first date with Prince Harry. Clare Waight Keller, the fashion designer responsible for the Duchess of Sussex’s long-sleeved Givenchy wedding gown, opened up in a new interview withmarkle-wedding-dress”Vanity Fairabout adding sentimental touches to the May 2018 ceremony attire.
The first female artistic director of Givenchy revealed that for Markle’s “something blue,” she secretly stitched blue fabric into the hem of Markle’s wedding gown from the dress the future royal wore on her first date with her future husband. “We basically sewed it into the hem of the wedding dress, so she was the only one that knew that it was there. It was a little blue gingham check,” Waight Keller said of the classic wedding tradition. “It was the perfect personal memento that was secretly hidden inside the dress.”
Markle had previously hinted at the first date dress’ special role in her wedding date in HBO’s 2018 documentary Queen of the World, but didn’t confirm what it was. “Somewhere in here there’s a piece of blue fabric that’s stitched inside – it was my something blue,” she said in the documentary. “It’s fabric from the dress that I wore on our first date.”
Another special touch Waight Keller added to Markle’s wedding attire was a hand-embroidered flower trim representing each of the 53 countries of the Commonwealth to the bride’s cathedral-length veil. “[Meghan] felt like she was bringing an element of each of those countries down the aisle with her. So that her new role – and that bridge to the new role – was captured in what she was wearing,” she said. “For both of us, we
Meghan Markle’s classic bridal look is receiving new attention and all thanks to the designer Clare Waight Keller.
The fashion designer behind the long-sleeved Givenchy gown that the Duchess of Sussex wore to wed Prince Harry in May 2018 shared fresh information about the ensemble on Friday. The information included a new hint about Meghan’s “something blue” and King Charles’ admiration of the Commonwealth link of her veil.
When Waight Keller realized Meghan’s vision as the first female artistic director of Givenchy, she revealed to Vanity Fair how and where she surreptitiously sewed blue cloth from the dress the future duchess wore on her first date with Harry.
“We basically sewed it into the hem of the wedding dress, so she was the only one that knew that it was there. It was a little blue gingham check,” the British designer told the outlet of the “something blue” tradition.
“It was the perfect personal memento that was secretly hidden inside the dress,” she added.
Meghan, 42, earlier hinted the homage in HBO’s 2018 documentary Queen of the World, but only alluded to where it was.
“Somewhere in here there’s a piece of blue fabric that’s stitched inside — it was my something blue,” she said while inspecting the dress for the first time since her royal wedding day. “It’s fabric from the dress that I wore on our first date.”
In an interview with Vanity Fair, Waight Keller stated that the 53 hand-embroidered flower trims on her cathedral-length veil, which were worn by Meghan and Harry, meant a great deal to them.
“[Meghan] felt like she was bringing an element of each of those countries down the aisle with her. So that
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The designer could not take up the invitation because of health reasons but she did attend the coronation reception hosted at Taj Bengal on Saturday, where she got a warm mention from the British deputy high commissioner in his address.
“One of the designers that has contributed to the clothing worn by Their Majesties is from Bengal. Fashion designer Priyanka Mallick from Singur designed a brooch and a dress for this great occasion,” acting British deputy high commissioner Peter Cook announced.
Speaking to The Telegraph later, he said: “She reached out to Buckingham Palace with some of her designs. They liked them and they have made them into some of the dresses and materials being worn by Their Majesties today. We are so delighted to have a Bengal connection for the coronation itself.”
Priyanka reached the reception slightly late after making the 50km-plus journey from Badinan village.
The red rose is the inspiration behind the dress, hat and shoe she designed for Queen Consort Camilla, replete with petals and butterflies. “I chose this as rose is the national flower of England,” she said. For King Charles, she sent the design of a multi-coloured brooch she named the Cosmic Butterfly.
The petite 29-year-old, whose father worked as a pharmacist at a public health centre till his retirement, has entered the world of fashion without stepping out of her village in the Polba-Dadpur block.
“After schooling in Singur, I enrolled in a degree course in the Italian E-Learning Fashion School in Milan in 2015,” Priyanka said.
That proved a turning point. She went on to win an international online design marathon in