Meghan Markle Debuted Jason Wu Dress from His SS19 Collection Before NYFW Show

On the first day of NYFW, Jason Wu previewed his SS19 collection on none other than the Duchess herself—right under our noses. Find out how we all missed it here.

The Duke & Duchess Of Sussex Attend "100 Days To Peace" Commemorative Concert
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Yesterday, Meghan Markle wore a mesmerizing blue Jason Wu dress (opens in new tab) to the 100 Days of Peace Gala (opens in new tab) in London alongside her husband Prince Harry. Typically, the Duchess chooses outfits that are custom-made for her, or better yet, currently available to shop (opens in new tab), which is what makes her style so accessible. But this time around, it was neither—and we all missed it.

Meghan's Mirror (opens in new tab), the fashion blog that keeps tabs on the Duchess' style, originally predicted Jason Wu designed a bespoke piece (opens in new tab) for Meghan, noting that Karlie Kloss has worn a similar style in the past. However, last night Wu revealed on Instagram that the dress is from his upcoming spring/summer 2019 collection (opens in new tab), which he plans to show during his presentation today at New York Fashion Week.

In other words, Jason Wu executed a brilliant sneak peek of his collection at the hands of one of the most beloved figures in the world...right under our noses. And it was pure genius.

The Duke & Duchess Of Sussex Attend "100 Days Of Peace" Commemorative Concert

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The Duke & Duchess Of Sussex Attend "100 Days Of Peace" Commemorative Concert

(Image credit: Max Mumby/Indigo)

The Duke & Duchess Of Sussex Attend "100 Days Of Peace" Commemorative Concert

(Image credit: Max Mumby/Indigo)

The Duke & Duchess Of Sussex Attend '100 Days Of Peace' Commemorative Concert

(Image credit: Max Mumby/Indigo)

It's unclear whether or not the idea came from Meghan Markle's stylist, Jessica Mulroney, Wu, or Meghan herself. The internet, of course, then started to notice how strategic Meghan's outfits really are. (S/o to reporter Elizabeth Holmes (opens in new tab) for the analysis.)

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Wu will present his SS19 collection at 1 p.m. today. It will be interesting to see whether the piece was tailored to Meghan specifically, or if we'll be able to wear the exact same style come spring. Check back here for updates.

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