Meghan Markle, the former Suits actress, stepped out of the car wearing a beautiful white dress designed by Clare Waight Keller.
In early 2018, the British designer became the first female Artistic Director at the historic and prestigious French fashion house Givenchy. Markle chose her to create the dress given her timeless and impeccable tailoring.
Keller's ideas are aesthetically elegant and her relaxed attitude make her easy to work with, which had an impact on Meghan's choice. According to Buckingham Palace, Meghan also wanted to highlight the success of the fashion talent.
Keller has worked as the head of three of the most influential and respected houses in the fashion world: Chloé, Pringle of Scotland and Givenchy. To guarantee that the dress would be perfect, the designer worked closely with the 36-year-old bride.
The ensemble's imagery had to go according to the heritage of the house, so Keller opted for pure lines and an open bateau neckline that frames Markle's shoulders and emphasizes her sculpted physique.
The train flows in folds supported by a triple silk underskirt, and in order to give the wedding dress a more modern touch, three-quarter sleeves were added to the design.
The veil was a very important aspect for Markle, who expressed her desire of having the 53 countries of the Commonwealth represented. To meet her wish, the veil was designed with the distinctive flora of each country.
The reason why Meghan, now known as Duchess of Sussex, wanted the 53 countries on the veil was to be able to express her gratitude for being able to support the efforts of the Commonwealth; a decision bound to be praised and appreciated.
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