It’s no small feat dressing someone like Meghan Markle.
There she stands in front of thousands of adoring eyes and just as many prying cameras, waving, standing, posing. The outfit is the centrepiece and soon, perhaps, will be splashed across every major news site across the world.
It can make or break a business.
Which makes it all the more peculiar that this week, fashion designer Emilia Wickstead was quoted in the Daily Mail denigrating the work of fellow designer Clare Waight Keller of Givenchy and Meghan Markle’s overall look on her wedding day.
“Her dress is identical to one of our dresses,” Wickstead said, according to the Daily Mail.
“Apparently a lot of commentators were saying, ‘It’s an Emilia Wickstead dress.'”
It went on:
“If you choose a simple design the fit should be perfect. Her wedding dress was quite loose.
“I was like, ‘Hold the wisps [of her hair] back — it’s a Royal Wedding for God’s sake.’”