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Meghan Markle's go-to designer presents a collection fit for modern royalty

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In a moving tribute to founder Hubert de Givenchy, Clare Waight Keller, presented a breathtakingly beautiful collection in Paris. 

It has been just over a year since Clare Waight Keller joined Givenchy and what a year she has had. She is the first woman to take over the house, she brought couture back to Givenchy after it was ceremoniously dismantled in 2012, and most famously she created Meghan Markle’s sublime wedding dress, as well as subsequent Duchess of Sussex wardrobe wins. Clare Waight Keller knows what women want. 

On Sunday night, as the sun pounded the Paris pavements, Clare Waight Keller paid tribute to the house’s founder, Hubert de Givenchy - one of the first celebrity designers, who died in March - with a collection fit for a princess. 

Givenchy Haute Couture a/w 2018 

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It seemed fitting then that Breakfast At Tiffany’s famous song, Moon River - the film that made Givenchy and Audrey Hepburn’s name - should strum in the background as Waight Keller sent out an architectural collection that cemented her own stamp and name. 

The collection comprised of sharp-shouldered capes, tulip-shaped feathered dresses worn over tailored cigarette trousers, belted velvet robes and silk plissé bridal gowns that were in no way reminiscent of that May moment. 

Givenchy Haute Couture a/w 2018 

But where there is Clare Waight Keller, there is Meghan Markle, with the Duchess favouring her above all other designers (she has now worn Givenchy three times for royal engagements) and we can only imagine that she will take to this collection with the same fashion finesse she has shown with her previous looks. 

Givenchy Haute Couture a/w 2018 

With royal capes, cinched waists and power shoulders, this Givenchy haute couture collection sure feels set for the occasion.   

Images: Getty / Givenchy