Emilia Wickstead, a royal designer/KIWI fashion designer is currently enmeshed in damage control after it was reported she referred to as Meghan Markle’s marriage ceremony robe “similar” to one in all her personal creations.
Though a favorite of the Duchess of Cambridge, however it was gathered that the royal designer reportedly advised the Every day Mail the brand new Duchess of Sussex’s marriage ceremony gown was strikingly much like a $12,000 bridal gown in her personal assortment.
Wickstead was quoted as saying: “Her gown is similar to one in all our clothes.”
“Apparently a whole lot of commentators had been saying, ‘It’s an Emilia Wickstead gown’”, she mentioned of the estimated £200,000 ($350,000) robe, the work of Clare Waight Keller of Givenchy.
Social media rapidly erupted as Twitter customers chastised the designer with remarks corresponding to:
“#EmiliaWickstead has a whole lot of nerve speaking rudely in regards to the #DuchessOfSussex’s marriage ceremony gown! Emilia really works as a designer for the royal household! Extremely unprofessional!”
@MeadhbhMcGrath added: “Deeply unprofessional feedback from Emilia Wickstead on Meghan’s Givenchy robe! Will Kate Middleton sever ties with one in all her favorite designers over this?”
One other, @pookiesmith2424, wrote: “Emilia Wickstead May have misplaced her Royal clients!”
The designer who reacted to the call out posts, by releasing a statement on Instagram, wrote;
“I am extremely saddened by commentary that has appeared in the press and online over the past few days.”
“Her Royal Highness, the Duchess of Sussex looked absolutely beautiful on her wedding day and I have the utmost admiration and respect for her.
“I do not think that her wedding dress was a copy of any of our designs. I have the greatest respect for Clare Waight Keller and the House of Givenchy — a huge source of inspiration to me.”
Wickstead’s other reported comments on the Royal Wedding gown and Markle’s hairstyle read:
“If you choose a simple design the fit should be perfect. Her wedding dress was quite loose.”
And she didn’t approve of the bride’s relaxed hair style: “I was like, ‘Hold the wisps [of her hair] back — it’s a Royal Wedding, for God’s sake.’”