[Blind Gossip] One of the biggest items on any bride’s To Do list is the dress.
This celebrity has decided on her top designer choice, but it’s not just based on her fashion aesthetic. Her criteria list also involves politics… celebrity… and friendship. That’s a lot to ask of one designer!
The Designer is the same nationality as the bride’s future husband.
This will help ingratiate her with her future family. She also likes the show business connection and the potential friend connection. She knows that [Designer] has a lot of posh friends, and would love introductions. She sees this as an opportunity to create a new circle of friends.
Sounds like she has really thought this through. Let’s hope the dress design works, too!
[Optional] Typical bride or overly calculating?
Bride: Meghan Markle
Designer: Stella McCartney
We knew that Stella McCartney was designing a long white gown for Markle – and that Markle was going for fittings – but we did not know that Markle was going to wear TWO white gowns on her wedding day.
The first was a white gown with a veil by Givenchy’s Clare Waight Keller.
The second was a white gown by Stella McCartney.
Here are the conceptual sketches and the actual dresses.
First, the Givency conceptual sketch.
Next, Kate Middleton in her wedding dress (by Sarah Burton of Alexander McQueen) and Meghan Markle in her Givency dress and veil.
Here is Stella McCartney’s conceptual sketch for the second gown.
And here are Prince Harry and Meghan Markle at the wedding party, with Markle wearing the Stella McCartney dress.
Stella McCartney is the designer referenced in our original blind item. McCartney is the daughter of Beatle legend Paul MCartney, she is British, and she is socially very well connected.
By the way, did you know that Amal Clooney and Oprah Winfrey also wore Stella McCartney to the wedding?
Markle did not meet McCartney, Clooney, or Winfrey until very recently… and now all three women are in Meghan Markle’s posh new circle of friends.
We will leave it up to you to decide how calculating all of that is.
Congratulations to Sue de nim for being first with the correct response!