Stella McCartney is offering customers a chance to buy a replica of Meghan, Duchess of Sussex’s iconic wedding reception dress.
The British designer was praised for the elegant white halterneck she created for the royal bride’s evening event last month (May18), and as the dress has proved so popular with the public, she’s decided to create 46 versions of the outfit which she will sell in her flagship London store.
Created as part of the label’s Made with Love capsule collection, half of the gowns will be made in white, while the other half have been manufactured in black fabric.
While the former Suits star’s outfit was fabricated from silk crepe, the copies will instead consist of a sustainable viscose McCartney has developed.
All will retail at $4,626 (£3,500), but due to the small quantity available to purchase, potential buyers are required to email the Old Bond Street store directly and receive confirmation of an invite from McCartney before collecting the royal replica.
According to The Telegraph, these exquisite gowns will not be displayed on the shop floor and will instead be stored “in an exclusive exhibition area within her boutique”.
However, there is some consolation for the customers that miss out, as a spokesperson for the brand informed the publication that the fashion mogul intends to extend the Made with Love capsule into a special wedding collection for spring 2019.
The 46-year-old daughter of Paul McCartney had the privilege of dressing Meghan for two engagements before she married Prince Harry on 19 May, and recently shared that she was “very proud” to have been given the honor, and “thrilled, obviously” by the positive response to the dress.
“I think it was the last moment that she could reflect sort of the other side to her: the joy and the human within her,” she told the BBC.
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