PARIS, France – The black Armani dress worn by Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, during her and Prince Harry’s bombshell interview with Oprah Winfrey has been selected as the 2021 Dress Of The Year by the United Kingdom’s Fashion Museum Bath.
The long, triple silk georgette dress, with a deep front, lotus flower embroidery and a matching belt, is from Giorgio Armani’s Spring/Summer 2022 Cruise Collection, and retails for $4,700.
Since 1963, the Fashion Museum has invited a renowned figure from the fashion industry to select a dress – or sometimes multiple ensembles – of the year. The choice, which then becomes part of the institution’s far – reaching collection, is meant to encapsulate the prevailing mood of fashion, represent the past year and capture the imagination.
This year’s selectors were Ibrahim Kamara and Gareth Wringhton, respectively editor in chief and art director of Dazed magazine. Last year, a dress of their own creation – called the Dress of Hope – was selected among the museum’s 2020 winning outfits.