Meghan Markle has surprised everyone by wearing a wedding dress designed by Givenchy’s Clare Waight Keller after months of speculation liking her to other designers, such as Erdem.
The bride-to-be stunned onlookers this morning as she stepped out of her car wearing the classic silk gown in pure white with a five metre train, after predictions she’d chosen a heavily beaded gown. Her look was completed by the Queen Mary diamond bandeau tiara, loaned to her by the Queen and prompted proud groom Prince Harry to tell her: ‘You look amazing’.
Celebrity stylist Lucas Armitage told Femail that a dress like Meghan’s is likely to cost in the region of £200,000.
‘A whole team would be dedicated to every detail of the dress, the fabric, the pattern, the toiles all working in tandem to create the effortlessly chic piece,’ he xplained.Don’t underestimate its understated veneer, every stitch and every seam will have been meticulously planned to perfection to give it the perfect regal aesthetic. I predict it will have cost around the £200K mark for such a couture approach to bridal.’
Bespoke fabric from a Parisian mill: £60,000
Multiple fittings: £35,000
Seamstress and toile making: £74,000
Designing and pattern cutting: £25,000
Additional alterations pre-wedding day: £4000
The bespoke creation is estimated to have cost £200,000, including £78,000 for custom-made fabric and £4,000 for fittings.