The black Armani robe worn by Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, all via her and Prince Harry’s bombshell job interview with Oprah Winfrey has been picked because the 2021 Gown of the 12 months by the UK’s Development Museum Tub.

The very lengthy, triple silk georgette gown, with a deep entrance, lotus flower embroidery and an identical belt, is from Giorgio Armani’s Spring/Summer season 2022 Cruise Assortment, and retails for $4,700.

Since 1963, the Method Museum has invited a famend decide from the development market to determine on a fancy dress — or once in a while a number of ensembles — of the yr. The choice, which then will get facet of the establishment’s considerably-reaching assortment, is supposed to encapsulate the prevailing temper of method, symbolize the previous calendar yr and seize the creativeness.

This yr’s selectors had been Ibrahim Kamara and Gareth Wrighton, respectively editor in chief and artwork director of Dazed journal. Remaining yr, a robe of their particular person improvement — recognized because the Gown of Hope — was chosen between the museum’s 2020 profitable outfits.
Meghan Markle's Oprah interview dress is named 'Dress of the Year.'

Meghan Markle’s Oprah interview costume is known as ‘Gown of the Yr.’ Credit score: Trend Museum Bathtub

“In current day hyper-stylised popular culture, the Robe of the 12 months now has the chance to even be ‘meme of the yr’ and we each latched on Meghan and Harry’s now legendary interview with Oprah because the definitive anti-institution second that may completely endure within the British collective consciousness,” they reported in an announcement.

“Meghan’s wrap gown by Armani, worn to showcase a divine being pregnant, framed the Duchess in black in opposition to the bountiful landscaping of Tyler Perry’s Hollywood yard backyard. This search now, by way of sheer affiliation with a viral tv instantaneous, is firmly ingrained in our pop custom psyche.”

The dress retails for $4,700.

The robe retails for $4,700. Credit standing: Method Museum Bathtub

The interview, aired by CBS within the US and ITV within the Uk in March 2021, was broadcast in an extra 70 nations and drew an believed 60 million viewers globally.

The museum has presently put the robe on display screen because the remaining product in an exhibition recognized as “A File of Trend in 100 Objects.”

In earlier yrs, the Robe of the Yr has showcased the perform of designers this type of as Kenzo Takada, Missoni, Calvin Klein, Miuccia Prada, Karl Lagerfeld, Alexander McQueen, Tom Ford, Raf Simons and Nicolas Ghesquière.

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