Meghan Markle’s Latest Look Takes Royal Style in a New Direction

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The entirety of New York’s fashion community headed to the Upper East Side on Wednesday evening for the CFDA Awards, but across town at the Intrepid Museum, a style moment was already in progress. The Salute To Freedom Gala received a jolt of star power thanks to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, who made a grand arrival in coordinated eveningwear. With the palace dress code no longer a factor, the couple were free to embrace all-American glamour. As such, Harry went for a streamlined tuxedo and bow tie, while Meghan dazzled in a custom Carolina Herrera design by Wes Gordon.

Daring by royal standards, the red silk faille gown featured a plunging neckline and fitted bodice that accentuated Meghan’s waist. A leg-revealing slit added to the look’s sultry side, but the gown’s full skirt and train were classic. As usual, Markle stuck to her minimalist tastes, wearing her hair slicked back and restricting her jewelry to her wedding ring, bracelets, and subtle diamond drop earrings.

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