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Obsessed: Princess Meghan Markle’s Wedding Look

By now, you’ve seen the dress in all of it’s splendor. At St. George’s Chapel with her mother Doria Ragland in tow, Meghan Markle became Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Sussex – a title bestowed on her by Queen Elizabeth according to a press release issued by Buckingham Palace just hours before she and Prince Harry wed. In a statement-making sign of strength and new female empowerment, Markle walked the steps of St. George’s Chapel alone before meeting Prince Harry. Perhaps a tell-tale indication of how Markle will rule as a royal.

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A First for a First at Givenchy

Her Royal Highness chose French fashion house Givenchy to design her wedding gown. A custom Haute Couture creation from Clare Waight Keller (who is British), this was a major first victory for the first female creative director at Givenchy. The simplicity of the dress is perhaps what’s most exciting about it. The shape – sculptural in nature, was made of double-bonded silk cady with 6 sublime seams cascading down the dress. Keller also designed the bridesmaid dresses and wedding shoes – made of silk duchesse satin.

Her Royal Highness chose French fashion house Givenchy to design her wedding gown. A custom Haute Couture creation from Clare Waight Keller (who is British), this was a major first victory for the first female creative director at Givenchy. The simplicity of the dress is perhaps what’s most exciting about it. The shape – sculptural in nature, was made of double-bonded silk cady with 6 sublime seams cascading down the dress. Keller also designed the bridesmaid dresses and wedding shoes – made of silk duchesse satin.

Accessories of Historical Proportions… Literally

Diamonds by Cartier on the ears told a story about a new Princess with a penchant for effortless and regal style. But the standout accessory was the tiara. A Diamond bandeau that Kensington Palace later confirmed once belonged to Queen Mary (and is now owned by Queen Elizabeth) topped the veil for the ceremony. Created in 1932 with a center brooch from 1893, the tiara is made of diamonds and platinum in 11 sections with ovals interlace. The piece was given to Princess Mary for her wedding to Prince George – and then given to Queen Elizabeth in 1953.

Diamonds by Cartier on the ears told a story about a new Princess with a penchant for effortless and regal style. But the standout accessory was the tiara. A Diamond bandeau that Kensington Palace later confirmed once belonged to Queen Mary (and is now owned by Queen Elizabeth) topped the veil for the ceremony. Created in 1932 with a center brooch from 1893, the tiara is made of diamonds and platinum in 11 sections with ovals interlace. The piece was given to Princess Mary for her wedding to Prince George – and then given to Queen Elizabeth in 1953.

Throwback to Old Hollywood

The boat-neck and fabric choice are throwbacks to Old Hollywood which was an appropriate tribute to both Audrey Hepburn (with whom Givenchy had a famous relationship) and Markle’s own stage and film career. The gown could have easily been worn in another color on New York’s famous Met Steps on the first Monday in May with the long train (a little over 16 feet) made entirely of silk tulle.

The boat-neck and fabric choice are throwbacks to Old Hollywood which was an appropriate tribute to both Audrey Hepburn (with whom Givenchy had a famous relationship) and Markle’s own stage and film career. The gown could have easily been worn in another color on New York’s famous Met Steps on the first Monday in May with the long train (a little over 16 feet) made entirely of silk tulle.

Surprise! Simplicity Wins

The simplicity of the gown wins hands down. After an opulent engagement look from Ralph and Russo, an embellished gown with storied hand-work and crystal would have been more expected. As it turns out, the simplistic Keller-Givenchy gown made a bigger and more poignant impression.

The simplicity of the gown wins hands down. After an opulent engagement look from Ralph and Russo, an embellished gown with storied hand-work and crystal would have been more expected. As it turns out, the simplistic Keller-Givenchy gown made a bigger and more poignant impression.

The two were married a little after noon in front of an audience of 600 people. They were wed by Bishop Michael Curry who quoted Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at the ceremony. “We must discover love, the redemptive power of love.”

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