Clare Waight Keller took a trip down memory lane in her latest Instagram post. And we’re getting a tiny bit sentimental.
Just weeks after announcing she was stepping down as head designer for Givenchy, Waight Keller penned a touching post reminiscing on her time spent designing the Duchess of Sussex’s wedding gown. Not to mention, the sweet message (which featured some gorgeous photos of Markle on her wedding day) was shared on the second anniversary of the final fittings.
And we’re warning you, the statement is rather lengthy. So, we’ve spared you and only included the most significant parts of her message below.
“Two years ago today I was in the final fittings for a very secret dress. So many emotions were running through me during those months leading up to the big day," she began. “A wedding dress is one of the most exquisite and beautiful moments for a designer, but also personally as an woman artist, creator there is a lot of sensitivity that flows through the process from the knowledge and understanding of the feelings that you have as a bride.”
The 49-year-old also opened up about her personal relationship with the 38-year-old duchess and the importance of the occasion itself.
“Learning to let go of my emotions and embrace the feelings of someone you are designing for brings about an incredibly beautiful relationship of trust and intimacy. Through hours of conversation, meetings together, and research, slowly all the pieces of that story came together,” she continued. “It was obvious the significance of this occasion was more than any other, it would be a very personal ceremony with so many choices that would reflect both the bride and grooms heritage and their unique way of being incredibly inclusive, genuine and generous.”
If you didn’t know, Waight Keller spent six months (we’re serious) in 2018 designing Markle's iconic and elegant gown out of pure white silk. The final design featured a now-iconic open neckline and A-line skirt. In her three years as artistic director at the house (the first woman to hold the title), she's become a Hollywood favorite.
We never thought we’d be so emotional over someone else’s wedding dress...but here we are.