The black Armani dress that Meghan Markle wore to her scandalous interview with Oprah Winfrey has been named as the Dress Of The Year at Fashion Museum in Bath, the United Kingdom.
Every year the museum chooses outfits that embody novel ideas of contemporary fashion. For the 2021 selection, the honour has been given to the black and white silk georgette dress that was worn by the Duchess of Sussex for the two-hour-long interview with Oprah that she did alongside her husband Prince Harry.
During the course of the interview that created immense controversy, the couple talked about their decision to step back as the working members of the royal family. They also made some jaw-dropping revelations that trended at the time and still have hardly been forgotten. Markle recalled how one royal family member had expressed concerns about her son Archie’s skin colour and had a conversation about it with her husband Harry.
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Meghan Markle Oprah Interview Outfit: Dress Of The Year
The fashion museum described the interview as the “defining pop-cultural moments of 2021.” The website of the museum stated, “It’s well known that members of the Royal family often use outfits to send a message through their choice of style, colour or motif.” For the Oprah interview, Markle wore a dress with a deep front, lotus flower embroidery and matching belt from Giorgio Armani’s Spring/Summer 2022 Cruise collection.
According to the museum, the Duchess reportedly chose the lotus flower design because of the flower’s symbolic association with “rebirth, regeneration and spiritual engagement.” It also stands for flourishing at the time of challenging conditions.
The dress had gone for display at the Fashion Museum Bath from February 22. It will also be displayed as the final item in A History of Fashion in 100 Objects, which is the headline exhibition at the Museum.
This year, the selectors’ committee included Ibrahim Kamara and Gareth Wrighton of the Dazed Magazine. “The pair’s Dress of Hope was selected as Dess of the Year 2020, and they went on to have a monumental year, with Kamara appointed Editor-In-Chief of Dazed and Wrington appointed Art Director,” the website mentioned.