The royal wedding of Prince Harry and Hollywood actress Meghan Markle had millions of viewers around the world and we joined them as we witnessed the union of two lovely souls in high style and superlative luxury. Aside from the lavish event, Meghan Markle’s wedding dress took a hype for its simplicity and elegance. More than that, the striking features of the Givenchy royal wedding gown was its resemblance to Audrey Hepburn’s wedding gown of the same brand.
Made of matte silk cady with an open bateau neckline and full skirt, Meghan’s dress was every bit beautiful and took inspiration from another design of the famous luxury French fashion house, the Givenchy wedding gown worn by fashion icon Audrey Hepburn in Funny Face (1957).
Hepburn’s tea-length sleeve dress featured a ballgown skirt which is the opposite of Markle’s but the similarities are evident on the straight, bateau neck. And the absence of lace, And of course, both Givenchy wedding gowns exude classic simplicity and elegance.
When Meghan chose Clare Waight Keller to design her royal wedding dress, she knew that the first female Artistic Director of Givenchy would bring her personality and fashion taste to life to her dream gown. Keller is known for her timeless and impeccable tailoring and yes, she went above and beyond with her minimalist approach on Meghan’s dress- customized for a princess.
The sophisticated gown with its show-stopping train is perfectly clean and crisp in white thanks to its “six meticulously placed seams.” The elegant gown may not have won the hearts of everyone as some people expected intricate beadworks and embellishments of high-grade stones but it served the now Duchess of Sussex gracefully. The royal wedding gown demonstrated Meghan’s individuality, diversity and confidence as a woman. After all, what matters is her love for herself, for her husband Prince Harry and for their new life as a royal couple.