According to Women’s Wear Daily, the Armani dress Meghan Markle wore for her bombshell interview with Oprah Winfrey will be displayed at Fashion Museum Bath, located in the famous Assembly Rooms in Bath, England. The dress will be the final stop on the museum’s “A History of Fashion in 100 Objects” exhibition and was chosen as Dress of the Year by Ibrahim Kamara and Gareth Wrighton of Dazed magazine.
In a statement, the fashion editors said, “We both latched upon Meghan and Harry’s now iconic interview with Oprah as the definitive anti-establishment moment that will forever endure in the British collective consciousness.” Meghan’s dress, beautiful on its own, is also symbolic of that game-changing cultural moment. “This look now, through sheer association with a viral television moment, is firmly ingrained in our pop culture psyche,” they said.
Fashion Museum Bath’s Dress of the Year goes back to the year 1963, according to the museum’s website, and includes a few other iconic looks you’d definitely recognize. In the year 2000, Jennifer Lopez’s green Versace dress — the one that invented Google Images — got the honor. In 2020, the museum displayed Naomi Campbell’s Burberry cape — which she styled over a hazmat suit.