Oprah Winfrey made headlines for her appearance at this spring’s royal wedding, virtually every one of them positive. But that probably wouldn’t have been the case had the 64-year-old media mogul gone with her initial wardrobe choice for the occasion.
In a new interview with British Vogue, Oprah revealed that she had to abandon the cream Stella McCartney dress she had hoped to wear to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s nuptials because it photographed “too white” — and we all know that wearing white to a wedding is a major fashion faux pas.
The dress “looked white, not cream,” Oprah explained. “I Googled, ‘Can you wear white to a wedding? Answer: ‘No, don’t risk it.” She wound up wearing a pale pink version of the same dress to the wedding, which Stella’s team put together overnight so as to avoid “Dressgate,” Oprah explained on Instagram.
Oprah wasn’t the only high-profile woman Stella dressed for the royal wedding: The British designer was also responsible for the slinky halter dress that Meghan wore to her private evening reception!
“I’m so proud and honored to have been chosen by the Duchess of Sussex to make her evening gown and represent British design,” Stella told Entertainment Tonight following the ceremony, deeming the opportunity to design the dress “one of the most humbling moments of my career.”
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