Meghan Markle’s Morocco ensemble reportedly the most expensive thing she wore in 2019

The Duchess of Sussex wore a custom Dior kaftan in Morocco. Getty
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Updated 25 December 2019

Meghan Markle’s Morocco ensemble reportedly the most expensive thing she wore in 2019

  • The Daily Mail calculated the cost of all the new items worn by Markle in 2019
  • According to the publication, the custom Dior kaftan that the Duchess of Sussex wore in Morocco earlier this year was the most costly

DUBAI: According to The Daily Mail, the custom Dior kaftan that the Duchess of Sussex wore in Morocco earlier this year was the most costly clothing item she donned in 2019.

The publication calculated the cost of all the new items worn by Meghan Markle in 2019.

Reportedly, the cream-colored bespoke creation that she sported in February during a three-day visit to the North African nation was valued at approximately $120,000.

The Duchess donned the modest creation that featured long draped sleeves for an intimate reception hosted by the British Ambassador to Morocco, Thomas Reilly, and his wife, Leah, at the British Residence in Rabat.

It wasn’t the first time that the American royal paid tribute to the country through her sartorial choices. In fact, she arrived at Casablanca’s Mohammed V International Airport in February wearing a red, long-sleeved dress that served as a subtle, sartorial nod to Morocco’s flag.




Meghan Markle wore a custom Dior kaftan when she visited Morocco in February. Getty

 


Indian label Two Point Two makes catwalk debut at LFW

Founder of Two Point Two Anvita Sharma presented her first catwalk show outside of India this week. (Supplied)
Updated 17 February 2020

Indian label Two Point Two makes catwalk debut at LFW

LONDON: “Two Point Two is a genderless, anti-conformist, all-inclusive brand. We don’t cater to any particular gender or any particular size,” declared designer Anvita Sharma at London Fashion Week’s Fashion Scout.

Some might say packing all that into a dress is a pretty big challenge, but this is something she clearly believes in.

This is Two Point Two’s first runway show outside India. (Supplied)

“We believe in diversity, independence and confidence and we support individuals who want to be as loud or mellow as possible. So we have a huge variety of colors, silhouettes and details,” she said.

Sharma, who studied at Istituto Marangoni in Milan and Paris, is a rising talent. Last year she won the third edition of “Scouting for India,” a global project developed by Vogue Talents in collaboration with FAD International Academy and FAD Institute of Luxury Fashion & Style.

The collection used wool and wool felt, shot cotton and wool and some Giza cottons for the shirts and dresses. (Supplied)

Her win included the opportunity to showcase her Spring/Summer 2020 collection at the Palazzo Cusani within the exhibition celebrating Vogue Talent’s 10th anniversary during Milan Fashion Week.

This week, amid the hectic backstage preparations for her Fashion Scout showing, she found the time to talk to Arab News, running us through her color palette and fabrics.

“We have a mix of neutrals and pastels as well as vibrant reds. Some shades are often categorized as either feminine or masculine, so we want to amalgamate both of them to say that colors are not supposed to be associated with any particular gender, color or race,” she explained.

The color palette was a mix of neutrals and pastels as well as vibrant reds. (Supplied)

“For fabrics, we have mostly used wool and wool felt, shot cotton and wool and some Giza cottons for the shirts and dresses. We have also done a lot of hand embroidery. One coat took four weeks to hand embroider,” she said.

The production for Two Point Two is based in Delhi.

For her next collection, Sharma is going to work with craft clusters of Indian women weavers based in the mountain city of Kullu, capital of the Kullu district in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh.

She has a track record of being supportive of hand crafts — evident in her previous collections.

The production for Two Point Two is based in Delhi. (Supplied)

“Last season, we did handwoven fabrics of cotton and silk from another region in India. Now Two Point Two wants to bring different, dying crafts of India to an international audience,” she explained.

Commenting on her increasingly high profile, she said: “It’s very frantic and because I’m a perfectionist it really gets to me at times. I am happy to be here because it is London Fashion Week. This is our first runway show outside India — so we are very excited.”