Who will design Meghan Markle's wedding dress? We have questions (and a possible answer)
The hot designer has dressed Beyonce and Naomi Watts. Is the new princess-to-be next?
The anticipation, the fanfare, the rumors, the leaked photos, the guest list ... indeed, the Royal Wedding has stirred up quite a bit of hubbub since Meghan Markle and Prince Harry announced their engagement in November. Sure, we're all very happy for the beautiful couple and can't wait to "ooh" and "aah" over all the royal redheaded babies they'll have. But for now, the burning question persists:
Who will she be wearing?
We're a little closer to an answer now, with news that Inbal Dror, the cutting-edge designer from Israel who's dressed Beyonce and actress Naomi Watts and is known for sultry, show-stopping styles, has officially submitted sketches to the Royal Palace. What those sketches look like, and whether Markle will choose one for her gown, remains a closely guarded secret.
Where's the sketch?
"We received a request from the royal family to send a sketch,” is all a spokesperson for the label would say, according to People. “Unfortunately it’s a secret and I can’t give more details about the sketch.”
An illustration claiming to be the one Dror's people sent to the Royals was allegedly leaked to TMZ, but we can't verify that it's the genuine article.
Who is this Inbal Dror anyway?
Aside from her headline-making celebrity collaborations, Dror is also a successful entrepreneur whose collection can be found in boutiques in New York Paris, London, Toronto, Amsterdam, Tel Aviv and Seoul.
A graduate of the prestigious Shenkar College in Ramat Gan, Israel, she lived in Milan for four years under the tutelage of Roberto Cavalli before opening her own bridal label in Israel in 2010.
“I have been designing throughout my life and began designing
bridal gowns after designing a friend’s gown for her wedding day,”
She's known for attention-demanding details like sheer cup corsets, dramatic cut-outs and slits, and barely there silhouettes.
Who does she have in mind when she's designing dresses?
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Dror says she designs for a strong woman with undeniable confidence, as evidenced in her 2016 show in Manhattan. She even got a little futuristic with a 3D printed metallic organza design. This further demonstrated Dror's proclivity for experimentation with an array of fabrics and techniques, from cutting-edge technology to her use of fine European fabrics.
So, will she or won't she?
Whether Dror will actually be chosen to design Markle's coveted dress remains shrouded in mystery. But with only five months to go until the big day, we've no doubt our burning questions will be answered soon enough.
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