Leading up to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's royal wedding, one of the hottest topics of conversation was what the bride-to-be would sport down the aisle. Luckily for us, Meghan opted for two wedding day looks, giving #MarkleMania fans one more gown to fawn over. For the church ceremony, the royal bride kept it classy with a clean, minimal, long sleeve frock by Clare Waight Keller for Givenchy, then later changed into a slightly less demure high-neck, low-back, sleeveless Stella McCartney number for the reception at Frogmore House. And now, we come bearing good news—you can officially channel your inner Meghan Markle and buy your own version of her second wedding day look (Princess Diana's ring not included).
Yes, that's right—Stella McCartney created 46 identical versions of the Duchess of Sussex's frock in her new "Made with Love" collection, so you too can feel like royalty when you walk down the aisle. The clothing compilation features 23 lily-white gowns (mirroring Meghan's look) and 23 onyx-black versions, each made from sustainable viscose and priced at £3,500 (about $4,600).
Even if you can swing the price tag, not just anyone can get their hands on one of the 46 Meghan-inspired gowns. Interested clients will have to email email@example.com, but only those who receive a response from McCartney herself will be invited to view the collection. The designer's newly launched London flagship store, located on Old Bond Street, will be hosting private appointments for one week only, starting June 13. Send your emails ASAP, people!
McCartney, who also created a royal wedding look for celeb guest Oprah Winfrey, confessed to Vogue UK that she had to decide whether to keep Meghan's wedding dress off limits, or make it available to the public. We're thankful she decided on the latter.
"I knew it would be a dress that people would want, and, in that moment, you can think, 'Nobody can have it!', or you can share it," she said. "It's a very 'Stella McCartney' dress, so it didn't feel like I was cheating anyone, or not being us."
McCartney also dished on designing Meghan's gown in an interview with BBC yesterday, highlighting the fact that the frock emulated the royal bride's "joy."
"It was very much her dress, and I felt very proud that she came to me for that part of the wedding and that she got to reflect her in it," said McCartney.
She added that it was a collaborative process. "We worked together," said the designer. "I mean, when you come to a wedding, you don't just go, 'Here, this is what you're wearing.' It's like that person has to feel like a million dollars. They need to feel like they own it."
Best of luck to anyone who wants their own shot at feeling like a million dollars by snagging one of McCartney's 46 exclusive gowns, and may the royal odds be ever in your favor.