9 Jul 2020
 

Duchess of Sussex stuns in colour contrasting Givenchy on final day of #RoyalVisitNZ

For their final walkabout of their royal tour in New Zealand, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex visited Rotoura meeting the local people; including one very happy little girl who got to give Meghan a big hug.

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Harry and Meghan even got to meet baby Kiwis, at the National Kiwi Hatchery. The Duchess returned to one of her go-to fashion houses Givenchy in a gorgeous pleated skirt with contrasting pleats.

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Meghan wore a Givenchy navy knit top. This is the same Givenchy top that Meghan wore in bottle green when visiting Ireland. The fine knit top has a high rounded neck, three-quarter length sleeves and is slim fit in the body. Below we show the same style of Givenchy top in a different colour/pattern.

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Givenchy Crew Neck Top

Meghan wore a Givenchy ‘Colour-block pleated stretch-jersey midi skirt’ with contrasting panels, retailing for £1,640. The skirt has a thick waistband, before moving into a solid panel with the pleats stitched closed, before the pleats open to a fit and flare silhouette. When viewed up close, it appears the skirt actually has three colours, a dark navy, black and bright cobalt blue contrasting through the pleats of the skirt. This skirt is completely bespoke, made especially for Meghan. We think that Clare Waight Keller has taken her inspiration for this skirt from some 1970’s Givenchy designs, where they created a similar colour block pleated midi skirt. We know that Keller has been paying homage to Givenchy’s founder, Hubert de Givenchy, who died earlier this year, with many of her pieces in recent collections echoing the vintage sentiments, styles, silhouettes, fabrics and prints from bygone fashion eras.

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To many, the skirt seemed sheer when picked up by the photographers camera flash, you could see through the skirt. On closer inspection of the photos, this is not the case, it is just the way the skit has been designed. The top portion of the skirt is a solid blue knit panel that arches round in a curve on the side of the body from the front to the back. The sold panel moves into the colour contrasting pleated details which are sewn together for the first few inches, before breaking apart into full pleats through the skirt. The placement of the curve solid panel and stitched pleats are a trick on the eye and appear to be underwear and sheer see through to the leg, but it is just a trick of the eye.

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Below we show a ready to wear Givenchy colour blocked pleated skirt that is from the Pre-Fall ’18 collection. You can purchase this skirt here.

Givenchy Colour-block pleated stretch-jersey midi skirt

The 1970’s Givenchy colour block pleated skirt, we believe is the style muse of this piece.

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1970s Givenchy Pleated Silk Striped Colour Block Skirt

Meghan kept on her Manolo Blahnik ‘BB 105 Navy Suede Pump with Tora Heel’, retailing for £462. These pointed toe pumps, in rich navy suede, feature four-inch heels and were a perfect addition to add extra feminine sophistication to the ensemble. You can purchase the pumps here.

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Manolo Blahnik BB 105 Tora Navy

Meghan continued to wear her Boh Runga ‘Disco Logo’ earrings, retailing for £168. You can purchase these earrings here. Try these out as a more affordable option. Purchase here.

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Boh Runga Disco Logo Studs

We didn’t see a bag with Meghan.

We are so pleased to see the Duchess keep on her shoes and earrings without feeling the need to change them for this look. A refreshing and paired back look from the Duchess whilst still bringing a gorgeous elegance. We love this look, perfect for her last walk about.

You can get Meghan’s Givenchy look here:

with thanks to @whatmegwore, @MeghansFashion, @MadAboutMeghan for their fashion input

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