By now, you’ll have dissected every detail of Meghan Markle’s wedding dress – a Givenchy couture number designed by Clare Waight Keller – so we’ll spare you the drivel.
Moving on, even within fashion’s gossipy system, Ms.Waight Keller, Givenchy’s first ever female creative director, wasn’t a name that typically came up when guessing which designer Meghan Markle would wear for the royal wedding.
The choice of Ms.Waight Keller – and Givenchy – was symbolic for many reasons. One, that Markle, the newly minted Duchess of Sussex, opted for a female designer. Two – Ms.Waight Keller is the head of an iconic French house – it could be read as being politically inclusive, or as Vanessa Friedman of the New York Times puts it, “it extended a hand across the water: to Europe, where Ms. Waight Keller takes the Eurostar twice a week to her (Parisian) maison… and to all the countries of the Commonwealth, which were represented in Ms. Markle’s veil.”
Markle’s peer, Kate Middleton, opted for Sarah Burton of Alexander McQueen for her own wedding dress. And since then, McQueen has become practically synonymous with the Duchess of Cambridge – Middleton opts for McQueen for most public occasions.
It’s still early to speculate but could the same take effect here? Will Meghan Markle opt for Givenchy for the majority of her public appearances? It might be a fantasy but here, we round up some of the most likely Givenchy looks that might appear on Meghan Markle in the near future.