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7 Givenchy Couture Looks You'll Definitely* See Meghan Markle Wearing

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It’s been quite a year for Clare Waight Keller. In the past 12 months, the British designer has unveiled her first collection as creative director for storied fashion house Givenchy, created what will surely prove to be the most talked-about dress of the year in Meghan Markle’s wedding gown and has now debuted her second couture collection for the French brand. It seems, too, that Waight Keller forged a strong bond with the new Duchess of Sussex in those wedding planning days: for a string of high profile royal events in the weeks following the ceremony, including an outing with the Queen and her debut at Royal Ascot, Meghan has defaulted back to bespoke Givenchy. It all points to one conclusion: that in Waight Keller, the Duchess has found her go-to tailor (just as Kate Middleton relies on her wedding dress designer, McQueen's Sarah Burton, for royal events).

Waight Keller's latest couture collection, revealed in Paris on Sunday and billed as a tribute to founder Hubert de Givenchy, who passed away earlier this year, was a celebration of the house's heritage. A tribute to Givenchy, of course, wouldn't be complete without a nod towards his favourite muse, Audrey Hepburn, which came in the form of a Holly Golightly-style black slip dress, complete with rounded neckline and cutaway back (made famous thanks to that ubiquitous film still), and a finale set to the tune of Moon River. However, this was a modern re-working, not just a simple step back through Givenchy’s considerable archives. With its clean lines, bold use of texture and sculptural shapes, the collection felt fresh and – yes – fit for a Duchess ready to re-write the rules on royal style. Below, you'll find the looks that would slot seamlessly into Meghan's new regal wardrobe...