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Remember the stunning white Theia dress that Meghan Markle wore in Tonga? Well, Don O’Neill (the brand’s creative director) is opening up about the iconic look and how he knew about the royal pregnancy before it was announced.
It all started when O’Neill received a note from Markle’s team. “When her stylist reached out to inquire if I could make a dress for her Australian press tour, I stopped everything we were doing (my bridal show was just a week away) and immediately went to work on Her Royal Highness’ gown,” he said in a statement.
When the duchess received the piece, she came back with a request that made O’Neill think she was pregnant. “We needed to remake it with extra seam allowance,” he continued. “We knew immediately why this extra allowance was required, but mum’s the word, and with less than one week to my bridal show, all hands were on deck once more.”
His team got to work and made the proper adjustments in the nick of time, adding, “We re-made the gown, and I literally had to run down Broadway that Friday night to catch the UPS truck, making it with just two minutes to spare!”
We have no doubt the publicity paid off.