Meghan Markle arrived at the ‘Your Commonwealth’ Youth Challenge Reception in London’s Marlborough House on Thursday wearing a yellow sleeveless dress designed by Brandon Maxwell, who has worked as Lady Gaga’s stylist and fashion director since 2012.
Maxwell founded his own New York–based label in 2015. Since then, his ready-to-wear designs have earned high praise from critics, and they’ve been worn by big names such as Oprah, Tiffany Haddish, and now Meghan.
Meghan’s outfit was notable not only for its brightness the Duchess’s uniform has lately been one of cream-colored clothes but also her choice of an American designer.
Since getting married in Givenchy, Meghan has worn a number of dresses by the French house’s designer, British-born Clare Waight Keller. So perhaps she chose an American as a flash of subtle patriotism following the Fourth of July.