Prince Harry of England, Duke of Sussex (R) and Duchess of Sussex Megan Markel (L) left Windsor Castle on Windsor on May 19, 2018 to attend a dinner at Frogmore House. (Photo: Steve Parsons / POOL / AFP) (Image source should be STEVE PARSONS / AFP / Getty Images)
Before the much-anticipated May wedding between Prince Harry and Megan Markel, the fans of the royal family were very keen to choose the designer who imagined the historic wedding dress of Mark. Perhaps a little less talk about who has the opportunity to design her reception dress – but in fact, Stella McCartney was given the opportunity, she undoubtedly knocked it out of the park.
The British designer recently published a September issue of the Lifetime Committee to Elle magazine and why she thinks the 37-year-old former suit actress chose her hundreds of other designers.
“I think Megan chose me not only for a beautiful dress – many people can do this,” McCartney told Ellie. “She doesn’t look pretty, not a difficult customer.”
Instead, McCartney said that Markel’s decision is likely to be similar, and if it’s not for the same reason, A-listers like Oprah Winfrey and Amar Clooney have designed her to be hot-headed. Wedding guest costumes: because they are all powerful feminists and environmentalists.
“I think, obviously, I am a British designer, but I think being a woman and becoming a woman,” adds the designer. “They are all women women. This is a big problem.”
WINDSOR, UK – MAY 19: Oprah Winfrey arrives at St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle before Prince Harry’s wedding on Megan Markle on May 19, 2018 in Windsor, England. (Photo: Ian West – WPA Pool / Getty Images)
McCartney has always been a lifelong vegetarian and an outspoken advocate of animal rights. She told Elle that her clothes have always been about sustainable development, from materials to wages to retail. (For example, Amal’s stunning yellow dress is made from sustainable viscose, which McCartney said took three years to develop.)
In this way, she and Marker hit it immediately after meeting to discuss the reception dress. Since then, McCartney said that the couple has become friends, and the newly married Duchess of Essex even asked for several other works before the wedding; McCartney designed a black jacket, Marker in January. Wearing this black jacket, she served Anzac Day in April wearing a dress worn by the Royal Albert Hall and her silk shirt (also in April).
“She wears the rest of me and we have friendship,” McCartney said. “Then she asked me to make a second wedding dress. I am honored, I am still.”
At the Frogmore House dinner hosted by the Prince of Wales in Windsor, England on May 19, 2018, the Duchess of Sussex and the Duke of Sussex, Prince Harry, waved away from Windsor Castle. The bride wears an emerald-cut aquamarine ring belonging to Princess Diana of Wales. (Photo: Steve Parsons – WPA Pool / Getty Images)
The designer told the BBC before that she knew that Markle’s stunning white backless neck white dress would be one of the last moments of the Duchess’ “reflecting…happy, and her inner heart” before the filming. The royal family became a more formal character, so she was very careful to let Markel’s personality shine.
“When you come to the wedding, you don’t just go, here, this is what you wear,” she said. “The man must feel like a million dollars, they need to feel that they have it. Her role is very serious, very serious, I think she gained a lot of weight in this way, I think she is very serious Treat it.”