A British-based designer who claimed Meghan Markle’s wedding gown was ‘identical’ to one of her own creations has had her Twitter account mysteriously suspended.
New Zealander Emilia Wickstead, a favourite of the Duchess of Cambridge, last week commented that the new Duchess of Sussex’s stunning wedding dress was very similar to a £7,000 gown in her own collection – and sparked a backlash on social media.
Meghan’s dress was actually created by Givenchy’s Clare Wright Keller, costing £200,000, and kept firmly under wraps until the big day.
Ms Wickstead triggered the storm after she reportedly said: ‘Her dress is identical to one of our dresses. Apparently a lot of commentators were saying, ‘It’s an Emilia Wickstead dress.”
The designer then went on to have a bit of a dig at Meghan’s look. She said: ‘If you choose a simple design the fit should be perfect. Her wedding dress was quite loose.’
And she didn’t approve of the bride’s relaxed hair style: ‘I was like, ‘Hold the wisps [of her hair] back — it’s a Royal Wedding for God’s sake.’