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Meghan Markle’s wedding dress designer explains why royal’s ‘modern’ dress ‘for her’

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Royal Wedding: A look at Meghan Markle’s white wedding gown designed by Givenchy’s Clare Waight Keller for her marriage with Prince Harry at St George’s Chapel in Windsor.

When Meghan Markle got out of the car to marry with Prince Harry at St. George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle in May last year, more than 1 billion eyes were on the actress-turned-royal and her haute-couture wedding dress.

“I had no idea how serious it was going to be. The last time there was a royal wedding, there was no Instagram, really, or one of the major social networks. So it has surprised me, actually,” Markle the dress’ designer, Clare Waight Keller for Givenchy, recently told the TIME of the viral attention to its formation received.

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Markle, now the Duchess of Sussex, and is through every day with her and Prince Harry’s first child, pulled the tight, pure white mermaid dress with a bateau neckline, three-quarter length sleeves and chapel length train on her special day. She paired the dress with the Queen Mary’s Diamond Bandeau tiara and an extra-long cathedral-length lace veil embroidered with flowers.

“The idea of that purity was just really modern. I think that it was correct, and it was good for her,” Keller added over the dress.

Keller, who recently was named one of the TIME of the 100 Most Influential People in 2019, and dress her up for Markle got even a wink of actress Julianne Moore, who wrote the designer and the essay for the publication listicle.

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“Clare was because they learned the company so successful and artful, and because her clothing is an expression of the innate human and beautiful. Clare ‘ s simple wedding dress for Meghan Markle was exactly that — a reflection of the beautiful and modern young woman who just happens to be a 21st-century princess,” Moore wrote in his part. “The world gasped when she saw the bride, and everyone wanted to know who had made that dress.”

The dress also received approval of a of the fashion of the harshest critics: Vogue Editor-in-chief Anna Wintour.

Fox News’ Janine Puhak contributed to this report.

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