Though we've still been given no clue as to who is designing Meghan Markle's gown for the royal wedding next month, as May 19 creeps closer and closer, designers have started coming forward to confirm that they were not chosen to create the dress. The latest to join Victoria Beckham in crossing her own name off the list of predictions is the queen of white dresses herself, Vera Wang.
In an interview with Harper's Bazaar this week, Wang admitted that Markle opted not to be dressed by her, unlike the legions of women (Kate Hudson in Bride Wars, anyone?) who demand to be clad in Vera for their weddings. But she revealed that she has given some thought to what the royal wedding dress might look like.
"Other than [wearing] us, and she's not wearing us—there are two ways for her to go: American or British. Given her new position, her new status, and her new role, she'll very well go British," Wang told Harper's Bazaar, going on to predict that Markle will choose a style "neither full-blown royal wedding like Diana or Kate, and neither narrow, sensual and more sexy—I think she'll go somewhere in between that feels a tad more modern." Shape-wise, Wang suggested that Markle's gown will be "something maybe a tad subtler, not a mermaid, but not a full-blown royal proportion or anything theatrical. Given that she's not marrying the future king, she'll still be a royal, [but] there's a lot to be done between those two worlds."
That said, Wang noted that the only thing we can definitely expect from Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding is the unexpected. "[Harry]'s lived his life on his own terms and I think they'll be respectful—but he's going to marry the woman he loves on his own terms." She added, "More importantly, this [wedding] gives us a dose of reality. This event probably could not have happened 25 years ago—it's so timely and relevant."
Wang's right: Ever since they announced their engagement, last November, Harry and Meghan have been defying royal traditions left and right. As if it weren't groundbreaking enough that Markle is an American (gasp) divorcée (gasp) marrying into the royal family, she's also already spent Christmas with the queen and made a brief speech at a royal event—both things that Markle's future sister-in-law, Kate Middleton, didn't do until after her own royal wedding in 2011.