Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, on her wedding day. Nils Jorgensen / Shutterstock
Meghan Markle may be one of the most recognized royals in the world, but he never forgets where he comes from. And at her 2018 marriage, she made that clear by insisting on representing an American design house.
In the October issue of Tatler, Oscar de la Renta creative directors Laura Kim and Fernando Garcia revealed how important it was for the Duchess of Sussex to have her mother, Doria Ragland, wearing something from an American fashion house.
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"She called me directly," Garcia said. "I had no idea she was able to do that or had my number, and she gave me a 15-minute speech about why this was important to her."
He continued: "I assumed it was her wedding dress, but in the end she said," And would you be interested in making this dream come true for my mother? " How can you say no to that?
The pair eventually created a pistachio-colored dress and coat with white floral embroidery details along the skirt. To top it off, in a truly British way, she wore a matching fascinator.
Doria Ragland, mother of Duchess Meghan, at the royal wedding. Shutterstock
Noting how “lovely” Ragland should work, Kim said she brought snacks for all appointments and was “very practical” throughout the process.
The bride wore a boat dress from the French-designed Givenchy house for the ceremony, exchanging the dress of British designer Stella McCartney for a tight dress.
Royalty has always used fashion as a subtle and beautiful way to make a statement. During the Royal Australian Tour in October 2018, she showed her activist side by wearing many green and sustainable clothing brands such as Reformation and Outland Denim.
Passionate about how important style can be to a person's public personality, the former Suits actress threw a "Sayonara Zara" party when she started investing in designer clothes – a mindset that explains her current line of charity clothing with Smart Works, which helps women enter the market. The workforce dresses up and prepares for job interviews.
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