EVER wanted to feel like a princess for the day? Well now you can – if you’ve got a spare £3,500 lying around.
Stella McCartney has designed a collection of evening gowns almost identical to the dress Meghan Markle wore for her wedding reception after marrying Prince Harry last month.
WPA Rota Meghan Markle wore the stunning Stella McCartney dress for her and Prince Harry’s evening reception
Only 46 gowns will be made – 23 in lily-white and 23 in onyx-black – all high-neck, low-backed and floor-sweeping.
The collection, entitled The Made with Love, will be created from sustainable viscose and be available to view at Stella’s newly opened flagship London store by private appointment for one week starting on June 13.
Customers will have to email firstname.lastname@example.org and receive a personal reply from Stella herself before they’re permitted to visit and view the gowns.
While the dresses are said to be identical to the one The Duchess of Sussex wore, Meghan’s actual gown is incredibly special to the designer, who told the BBC she felt “very proud” and even suggested the gown was Meghan’s last “moment of joy”.
Stella told the BBC she felt ‘very proud’ of The Duchess’ dress
Getty – Contributor Stella McCartney with Kylie Minogue, Mindy Kaling, Neelam Gill, Kate Moss at the launch of the flagship store
“It was very much her dress and I felt very proud that she came to me for that part of the wedding,” explained Stella.
“I think it was the last moment she could reflect sort of the other side to her and you know, the joy and the human within.”
Stella’s new store on 23 Old Bond Street is being hailed as having the “cleanest air” in London.
The designer – who hosted a star-studded launch party this week – enlisted Airlabs, a company committed to reducing air pollution, to help ensure the air inside the store is as clean as possible – something in keeping with her personal dedication to sustainability.
Getty – Contributor Kylie Minogue also attended the star-studded bash wearing the designer’s one-shoulder dress
Getty – Contributor Kate Moss also made an appearance wearing a chic black jumpsuit