Even if your invitation to the royal wedding got lost in the mail, you might still have a chance at seeing Meghan Markle‘s dress up close and personal.
According to the Daily Express, palace officials are considering including the Duchess of Sussex’s Givenchy wedding gown in an exhibition opening to the public at Windsor Castle later this year.
Designed by Clare Waight Keller, the dress is based off of an iconic wedding design created by the brand’s founder, Hubert de Givenchy, for Audrey Hepburn’s character in the film “Funny Face.”
Crafted from bright white, double-bonded silk cady, the gown features a bateau neckline and three-quarter-length sleeves. For her wedding, Markle paired it with white satin Givenchy pumps, Cartier diamond studs and bracelet and a 16-foot long silk tulle veil hand-embroidered with flowers representing the 53 countries of the Commonwealth. She completed her look with a diamond tiara borrowed from Queen Elizabeth.
In a video released by Givenchy, Waight said of the dress’s design process, “It was very collaborative … We exchanged conversations about what would be the ultimate lines, and proportions … the scale of the dress. But over time, we quickly got to a point where … she knew exactly what she wanted.”
While there’s no word yet as to whether or not her second Stella McCartney dress will also go on display at the 1,000-year-old fortress, Markle mega-fans can already purchase their very own designer replica.
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