Meghan’s Oprah interview costume is named vogue museum’s Costume of the Yr

The black Armani dress worn by Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, throughout her and Prince Harry’s…

The black Armani dress worn by Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, throughout her and Prince Harry’s bombshell job interview with Oprah Winfrey has been selected as the 2021 Costume of the Yr by the United Kingdom’s Trend Museum Bathtub.

The extended, triple silk georgette gown, with a deep front, lotus flower embroidery and a matching belt, is from Giorgio Armani’s Spring/Summer season 2022 Cruise Selection, and retails for $4,700.

Because 1963, the Trend Museum has invited a renowned figure from the style sector to pick a costume — or in some cases several ensembles — of the calendar year. The option, which then gets to be component of the institution’s considerably-reaching assortment, is intended to encapsulate the prevailing temper of fashion, depict the earlier yr and seize the imagination.

This year’s selectors have been Ibrahim Kamara and Gareth Wrighton, respectively editor in main and artwork director of Dazed journal. Final yr, a dress of their individual creation — known as the Gown of Hope — was chosen among the the museum’s 2020 winning outfits.

Meghan Markle’s Oprah interview dress is named ‘Dress of the Calendar year.’ Credit score: Fashion Museum Bath

“In today’s hyper-stylised pop lifestyle, the Dress of the Yr now has the opportunity to also be ‘meme of the year’ and we the two latched on Meghan and Harry’s now legendary job interview with Oprah as the definitive anti-institution instant that will for good endure in the British collective consciousness,” they reported in a statement.

“Meghan’s wrap costume by Armani, worn to showcase a divine pregnancy, framed the Duchess in black against the bountiful landscaping of Tyler Perry’s Hollywood yard. This glance now, by sheer affiliation with a viral television moment, is firmly ingrained in our pop culture psyche.”

The dress retails for $4,700.

The gown retails for $4,700. Credit rating: Fashion Museum Tub

The job interview, aired by CBS in the US and ITV in the Uk in March 2021, was broadcast in an supplemental 70 countries and drew an estimated 60 million viewers worldwide.

The museum has presently placed the dress on display screen as the ultimate merchandise in an exhibition known as “A Heritage of Fashion in 100 Objects.”

In preceding years, the Dress of the Year has featured the operate of designers these as Kenzo Takada, Missoni, Calvin Klein, Miuccia Prada, Karl Lagerfeld, Alexander McQueen, Tom Ford, Raf Simons and Nicolas Ghesquière.

Top rated graphic: Oprah Winfrey interviewing Prince Harry and Meghan on March 7, 2021.