Brandon Maxwell’s pride at seeing Meghan Markle wear his clothes

Designer Brandon Maxwell speaks of his ‘pride’ at seeing Meghan wear his designs as he declares the duchess ‘a great example for young girls’

  • Duchess of Sussex has worn Maxwell’s designs at string of high-profile events 
  • The American designer, 34, has called her ‘a great example for young girls’ 
  • Maxwell has also dressed the likes of Michelle Obama along with Lady Gaga 
  • He dedicated his NYFW show this week to ‘strong women everywhere’ 

Designer Brandon Maxwell has spoken of his pride at seeing the Duchess of Sussex wear his designs, calling her ‘a great example for young girls’.

The American designer, who has also dressed the likes of Michelle Obama, has enjoyed phenomenal sales success after Meghan wore his clothes at a string of high-profile royal engagements over the past year.

She first stepped out in a headline-grabbing mustard yellow dress in July last year, before choosing his designs in Sydney and during a recent visit to London’s National Theatre. 

Speaking in Vanity Fair this week Maxwell, who is based in New York City, insisted he was more interested in her Meghan’s humanitarian credentials than her wardrobe.

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Designer Brandon Maxwell (pictured in New York City in September) has enjoyed phenomenal sales success after Meghan wore his clothes at a string of high-profile royal engagements

Last month, Meghan wore a Brandon Maxwell dress and matching blazer during a visit to the National Theatre (pictured). The US designer has praised the royal

He said: ‘The cornerstone of the brand, when I started it, was women like my mom, and when I’m able to dress women like that, it’s really not about, does everyone love the dress? 

‘Ultimately, I’m happy if [Meghan] wears our dress, but I’m happy if she wears any dress because it’s the idea of what she’s doing in that dress that excites me.

‘For me, I just think that I’m proud of that. And I think that Meghan Markle, in particular, is such a great example for young girls to see and I’m proud to be any part of her day, honestly.’


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Maxwell added: ‘There is a very common thread between every woman I’ve been fortunate enough to dress,’I think they are good women, setting great examples, and ultimately inspired to help others.’ 

Maxwell has enjoyed something of a sales boom thanks to Meghan’s endorsement, with the famous yellow dress reportedly selling out in just 24 hours.

Last month, Meghan wore a Brandon Maxwell dress and matching blazer during a visit to the National Theatre in London.


Meghan wore a headline-grabbing mustard yellow dress at a Commonwealth event in London in July last year (left), before choosing one of his designs in Sydney in October (right)

Maxwell this week put on his runway show in New York where his mom accompanied him on the runway for his bow. 

Pam Woolley was diagnosed with breast cancer after her son’s show last season and Maxwell dedicated the show to her and strong women everywhere. 

‘It really is sort of the physical manifestation of, I think, the strength that I saw her display over the past few months,’ Maxwell told The Associated Press, alluding to her health struggles.

Maxwell said it had been an ‘unbelievable joy’ to see high-profile women, such as Duchess of Sussex and Michelle Obama, wear his clothing, along with Lady Gaga.

‘When I see those women. … they’re wearing the clothes to do good things for others,’ he said. ‘Any time I’m able to dress a woman like that and be part of her day, it’s a blessed day for me.’

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