June 20, 2019

Givenchy gown for Duchess of Sussex

Saturday, 19 May 2018, Windsor, United Kingdom: It was the French maison Givenchy that was selected by the now Duchess of Sussex for her wedding gown designed by British artistic director Clare Waight Keller.

Made out of double bonded silk cady, it had a wide bateau neck easing over the edge of each shoulder. It was topped by a five-meter-long veil of silk tulle trimmed in hand-embroidered flowers. Each hand-embroidered flower – 53 in total – represented a Commonwealth country as well as the poppy flower, symbol of her native state of California.

The gown was produced with ivory silk giving it a modern and feminine touch, a simple A-line silhouette, and slim three-quarter sleeves. The train was short, stopping well before the 16.5-foot silk tulle veil.

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