McCartney says wanted to show Markle's 'human side' with dress

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Designer Stella McCartney said she wanted to help Meghan Markle project her “human side” when making the American actress’ second dress for her marriage to Britain’s Prince Harry.


The British designer, a celebrity favorite, is known for her understated creations. American television mogul Oprah Winfrey and human rights lawyer Amal Clooney both wore Stella McCartney designs for the royal wedding.

Asked what she wanted to help the royal bride project, McCartney said: “I think just her sort of human side.”

“The role that she’s taken on it’s very austere, it’s very sort of serious and I think there’s a great weight that she has ... acquired through that and she takes it very seriously,” she said.

“I think it was the last moment probably that she could reflect sort of the other side to her ... the joy and the human within her.”

Speculation over who would design Markle’s dress began as soon as the couple announced their engagement last November.

McCartney, who does not use fur or leather in her creations, said she was “proud” to have been given such a coveted role.

“I got the call ... We didn’t have a huge amount of time but we had enough time,” she said.

“It was very much her dress and I felt very proud that she came to me for that part of the wedding.”

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