Meghan Markle's Claire Waight Keller Givenchy wedding gown caused huge buzz-from allegedly being called an Emilia Wickstead rip off to getting criticized by Katy Perry - but everyone can agree that her white evening gown, which she wore to hop in her and Harry's "Just Married" Jaguar, was nothing short of glorious.
The scene-stealing custom silk dress was designed by Stella McCartney, and in an interview with ELLE UK, the designer talked about the real reason she thinks Meghan asked her to make the iconic white gown.
“I have had moments in my career where I’ve caught up with Gwyneth [Paltrow]or Madonna and was like, ‘Can I dress you for that?',” said the designer. “But this time around, they were drawn to me. [Meghan] approached me."
"I think Meghan chose me for reasons other than just a beautiful dress - plenty of people can do that. And I think, obviously I am a British designer, but I think being a woman and being a women’s woman played a part."
Meghan has a good relationship with the designer, but McCartney said she still felt lucky to have been chosen for this huge opportunity. "I was honored and I still am."
Aside from the reception dress, the Duchess of Sussex wore a Stella McCartney cape dress for the Queen's 92nd birthday in April, and a tie-waist coat in January for her visit to Cardiff.