Meghan Markle faces snub from fashion houses as she’s no longer ‘in favour’, claims Lady C
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Meghan Markle, 40, is one of the most famous women in the world and is known for her impeccable taste in clothes, however according to Lady Colin Campbell, she has “fallen out of favour” with some of the “top line couturiers”. The Duchess of Sussex and her husband Prince Harry, 37, stepped down as working senior members of the Royal Family back in January last year, as they vowed to become “financially independent” however their decision to leave the UK divided critics.
Speaking on how fashion houses select who they wish to dress in the public eye, Lady Colin shared: “Meghan would have been somebody who the designers wanted to work with because she’s a good looking woman and she is high profile.
“She is slim and an attractive woman. So of course when she was flavour of the month, they would have wanted to dress her and did want to dress her.
“Not so much anymore, at least not the top of the line couturiers,” she added in her latest YouTube video.
However, despite Lady Colin’s claims, Meghan wore nearly £67,000-worth of designer clothes and jewellery during her three-day trip to New York last month.
From Cartier watches to £3,200 coats and a £3288 white Valentino dress, the Duchess of Sussex racked up a very pricey designer wardrobe estimated to retail for around £66,879 for her visit, where she primarily donned unseasonably warm ensembles in 76F New York weather.
For the solemnity of her World Trade Center Memorial visit, Meghan wore a black polo, heavy black wool £1,368 Emporio Armani coat with matching £649 black trousers and £449 Aquazzura heels.
The sombre outfit retails for £2,466 and appears to be the cheapest ensemble the Duchess of Sussex wore during her trip.
Later that day, the royal changed into a £3,199 Max Mara camel coat for her visit to the United Nations headquarters – carrying a £2,499 Valextra ‘Iside’ bag – and a little black dress to meet Chelsea Clinton and others at the World Health Organisation.
Donning a business-ready look, she sported a pencil skirt from her designer friend Roland Mouret, priced at £410, with a turtle neck and protected her eyes from the sun in Valentino sunglasses which retail at £135.
It means that Meghan’s wardrobe came in at an estimated £8,709 in total just for day one of the trip.
The Duchess has no shortage of covetable outerwear, but the Rispoli coat by Max Mara is one of her favourites.
This classic coat is a favourite amongst the fashion pack, with similar Max Mara styles spotted adorning the backs of some of the most stylish celebs, from Kim Kardashian to Katie Holmes and Gigi Hadid.
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Before becoming Prince Harry’s wife and being thrust into the public eye on an international scale, Meghan’s style was very different from the expensive wardrobe she enjoys now.
Back in 2017, she told Glamour magazine: “I think [being on Suits] it’s really changed because my sensibility had always been relaxed California girl style, and on any given day I was in jeans, cut-offs and flip-flops.
“But the weather alone in Toronto [where the show was filmed] changes your wardrobe! The fashion on Suits is gorgeous, so it also became my education of designers and really knowing what fits my body well.
“Now what I’m starting to learn is, even though things look amazing on the hanger, it doesn’t mean they’re going to look amazing on me.
“For example, I love Victoria Beckham dresses, but I don’t have the long torso to support that silhouette.
“I wear a lot of Burberry on the show, and I wear a lot of Prabal [Gurung] because Rachel’s whole aesthetic is someone who comes from money and has a real classic design sensibility. It’s really modern because she’s still young,” she added.
Meanwhile, The Duchess of Cambridge is also known to enjoy wearing designer pieces mixed with high street finds.
Lady Colin added: “Of course [designers] they are going to fall over themselves to dress the Duchess of Cambridge. She’s a good looking woman, she wears clothes beautifully. She has a great figure and the clothes fit perfectly. That’s the secret.”
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