- Vogue Editor-in-Chief Anna Wintour has praised Meghan Markle’s “inspiring” royal style.
- The fashion icon revealed some of her favourite looks worn by the Duchess of Sussex during her appearance at the Women in the World summit on Thursday.
- Here are the outfits which have gained the seal of approval from Wintour.
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The world has been fascinated with Meghan Markle’s style ever since she became a member of the royal family in 2018.
Now, the latest person to be hit with “The Markle Effect” is none other than Vogue Editor-in-Chief Anna Wintour.
While speaking at the Women in the World Summit on Thursday, Wintour called Markle’s “modern” style “inspiring”— and she even shared some of her favourite looks worn by the duchess.
In a video of the event obtained by MSN, Wintour was asked by former Vanity Fair editor Tina Brown what she thought Meghan is bringing to modern fashion right now.
“Well, I think obviously that she has her own style, and has looked fantastic,” she said.
She went on to praise Markle’s choice of designer, Clare Waight Keller, for her Givenchy wedding dress in 2018.
“I thought her choice of Clare for her wedding was amazing, and I think, more importantly, obviously her style is fantastic.”
Markle even helped Keller to design the iconic wedding gown.
Sketches of The Duchess of Sussex’s #RoyalWedding dress, designed by Clare Waight Keller, have been released. The Duchess and Ms. Waight Keller worked closely together on the design, which epitomises a timeless minimal elegance referencing the codes of the iconic House of Givenchy. Ms. Waight Keller designed a veil representing the distinctive flora of all 53 Commonwealth countries united in one spectacular floral composition 📷 Clare Waight Keller for Givenchy
A representative for Kensington Palace said: “The Duchess and Ms. Waight Keller worked closely together on the design, which epitomizes a timeless minimal elegance referencing the codes of the iconic House of Givenchy.
“Ms. Waight Keller designed a veil representing the distinctive flora of all 53 Commonwealth countries united in one spectacular floral composition.”
Keller, who is the first female artistic director at the fashion house, was chosen personally by Markle for her “elegant aesthetic, impeccable tailoring, and relaxed demeanor.”
Wintour added that seeing Markle walking down the aisle alone symbolized “a different day for the British royal family.”
“But I think more importantly, she’s really bringing modernity to the royal family in a way that is inspiring,” she said.
“I think the image that I have in my mind, which I think so many people from all over the world have in their mind, the Duchess of Sussex walking down the aisle by herself.
“That to me was representative of a modern woman, and then looking at her extraordinarily beautiful and proud mother in the pew, to me that symbolized that this is going to be a different day for the British royal family.”
Wintour also praised Markle’s tendency to opt for “unknown designers” during her recent royal tours.
“When she went on that trip to Australia and New Zealand, she was very respectful in choosing a lot of unknown Australian designers to wear, which was great,” she said.
One of the most well-known examples of this is when the duchess wore a pair of jeans by Australian brand Outland Denim twice during her royal tour with Prince Harry in October.
Since the duchess was photographed wearing them, the company revealed the spike in sales allowed them to hire 30 new seamstresses.
The duchess also paired the look with a pair of V10 sneakers by Veja.
According to a report by Lyst, online searches for the brand increased by 113% the day after Markle wore the sneakers on tour in October.
Markle also stepped out in this $1,285 white shift dress by Australian designer Karen Gee on the first day of the tour.
According to Haper’s Bazaar, Gee’s website crashed after Markle was pictured wearing the dress.
“It’s an absolute honor to have Meghan wear our dress,” said Gee.
“The fact that she could choose anyone in the world and she’s chosen Karen Gee on her first day is phenomenal.”
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