Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle chose a dress by French house Givenchy helmed by designer Clare Waight Keller who states, “It is truly an honour to have been given the opportunity to closely collaborate with Meghan Markle on such a remarkable occasion.”
Waight Keller sought to create a “timeless piece that would emphasize the iconic codes of Givenchy throughout its history, as well as convey modernity through sleek lines and cuts.”
The dress epitomizes the minimal elegance of the House of Givenchy founded in 1952.
The pure lines of the dress are achieved with only six seams.
The dress’s focus is the open bateau neckline that frames the shoulders and highlights the bride’s slender waist.
The lines of the dress extend towards the back where the train flows in soft folds cushioned by an underskirt in triple silk organza.
The slim three-quarter sleeves add add to the refined look of the dress.
The delicate veil is a shared vision of the Duchess of Sussex and Weight Keller and embraces the Commonwealth flora.
Five meters long, it ascends the circumference of the silk tulle.
The Duchess wanted to have al 53 countries of the Commonwealth detailed on the veil. Each country’s flower was included in a floral composition and she included two other favorites.
The wedding shoes are based on Givenchy’s pointed Spring 2018 Haute Couture design and are made of silk duchess satin.
The bridesmaids’ ivory silk radzimir dressses with short puff sleeves and hand-finished with a double silk ribbon detail tied at the back in a bow include pockets and pleated skirts and were also hand-crafted in the Givenchy Haute Couture Atelier in Paris.