It’s rumor, it’s conjecture, and it’s probably an awful lot of wishful thinking too, but that’s not stopping Israelis from getting excited at the thought that Meghan Markle may choose an Israeli wedding designer for her dress on the big day.
All the kerfuffle began when news broke that Israeli designer Inbal Dror had been approached by the Royal Family to provide a sketch of a potential dress for Meghan Markle’s wedding to Prince Harry in May.
Dror, who began making wedding dresses in 2014, favors sensual red-carpet glamor, with plunging necklines, and figure hugging hand-woven dresses. It’s quite a step away from traditional royal wedding gowns that usually err on the side of caution.
This isn’t the first time that Dror has been approached by celebrities for designer dresses. In 2016, pop diva Beyonce wore a sheer high-necked white lace Inbal Dror bridal gown to the Grammy Awards.
“Beyoncé casually wore a wedding dress to the Grammys,” read the headline of Elle magazine, afterwards, adding as a sub-head: “The queen can do as she pleases.”
“It was an amazing moment to see one of my favorite stars wearing one of my designs,” Dror told BRIDES after seeing Bey in her dress. “I can’t even begin to explain the feeling. I am so excited for what is yet to come!”
Dror, a graduate of the Shenkar College of Engineering, Design and Art in Ramat Gan, sells her dresses for between £6,000 and £9,000 at the Morgan-Davies Bridal boutique in London – with fittings by appointment only. All of her outfits are individually made, and are based on 30 different measurements.
In an interview with Bridal magazine in 2015, Dror said: “A wedding is such a significant event in a woman’s life, and it’s how she feels wearing the dress that emphasizes her features, and can make her feel like the queen of the night.”