We Finally Know What Anna Wintour Thought of Meghan Markle's Wedding Dress
"I think she's amazing," Anna Wintour said of Meghan Markle, adding that the royal mom-to-be "looked fantastic" during her May wedding
Meghan Markle has received Anna Wintour’s seal of approval!
In Vogue‘s new video, the famous editor-in-chief honestly answers questions from strangers – and one fan wanted to poke Wintour’s brain for her thoughts on the Duchess of Sussex.
“I think she’s amazing,” the magazine mogul responded, adding that the royal mom-to-be “looked fantastic” during her May wedding to Prince Harry.
“The royal wedding had the whole world watching,” she added. “I think that her choice was brilliant. It was sophisticated, it was chic, it was grown up. It was an English designer, albeit one that was working for a French house, which in a way was a message to world: ‘Yes, I’m from somewhere else, but I belong.’ ”
Designed by Clare Waight Keller for Givenchy, the stunning silk gown featured an open bateau neckline and sculpted waist. The train flowed in soft round folds cushioned by an underskirt in triple silk organza.
The process was “very collaborative,” Waight Keller said in an interview the day after the wedding, adding that Meghan was familiar with her work.
Meghan topped off her look with a sparkling diamond and platinum bandeau tiara lent to Meghan by Harry’s grandmother Queen Elizabeth and a 16-foot-long silk tulle veil, embroidered with the flowers of 53 countries of the Commonwealth.
According to Caroline de Guitaut, exhibition curator at “A Royal Wedding: The Duke and Duchess of Sussex” display at Windsor Castle, the veil and dress took 50 people 3,900 hours to complete. She added that the workers had to wash their hands every 20 minutes to keep the delicate veil pristine.
Wintour also praised Meghan’s choice to walk down the aisle by herself. After the royal’s father, Thomas Markle, announced last-minute that he wasn’t coming due to health issues, Prince Charles stepped in to fill the role. However, he didn’t meet Meghan until she was already halfway down the aisle.
Wintour was amused by how Meghan’s way of life has stunned staff and members of the royal family.
“I read somewhere that there were members of the royal household who were confused and upset that she woke up so early, at 5 a.m. She’s a normal California girl who gets up early and does yoga and meditates,” Wintour said. “And also sent a lot of text messages. I mean, what did they expect – that she was going to send message via pigeon?”
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Wintour is also a fan of Meghan’s royal sister-in-law, Kate Middleton.
“I think the two young duchesses that they have in Britain, the Duchess of Cambridge and the Duchess of Sussex, are going to keep the royal family afloat, quite frankly,” she said.