Meghan Markle’s wedding day look, from the Givenchy dress to the veil and the special Princess Diana ribbon sewn into her dress, was full of meaning – and it turns out her second wedding dress was no exception.
Speaking to the BBC, Stella McCartney revealed that the dress was actual symbolic of Meghan transitioning from her old life as an actor to her new role as a member of the Royal family.
She said, ‘The role she’s taken on, it’s very austere, it’s very sort of serious and I think there’s a great weight she’s acquired through that and she takes it very seriously. I think this was the last moment that she could reflect the other side to her and you know, the joy and the human within her.’
‘I was aware we had to take the right kind of positioning, the right pace, the right voice, there was a delicate line,’ she added.
And even though the Duchess of Sussex apparently takes fashion advice from Prince Harry, she was very much hands on when it came to designing the special dress.
Stella said, ‘You know, it was very much her dress and I felt very proud that she came to me for that part of the wedding and that she got to reflect her in it. We worked together. When you go to a wedding, it’s not like, “here, that’s what you’re wearing”. The person has to feel like a million dollars, they need to feel like they own it.’
I think we can all agree that the result was totally worth it (and by the way you can buy a replica of it here), striking the perfect balance between Hollywood glamour and Royal elegance.