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'It definitely had a huge reach and an international impact': Designer Dion Lee praises the 'Meghan Markle effect' after she wore one of his on her 2018 tour of Australia

By Alisha Buaya For Daily Mail Australia

Published: 01:34 GMT, 2 November 2019 | Updated: 01:40 GMT, 2 November 2019

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Dion Lee was one of the handful of local designers featured in Meghan Markle's tour wardrobe during her 2018 tour of Australia.

A year on from the visit, the Sydney-based designer has spoken the positive impact of dressing the Duchess of Sussex to Studio 10 at Derby Day in Melbourne.

'It was a great way to introduce the brand around the world,' he said on Saturday. 

'It was a great way to introduce the brand around the world': Sydney-based designer Dion Lee has spoke about the impact of the 'Meghan Markle effect' on his label after she wore one of his dresses on her 2018 tour of Australia

'It was a great way to introduce the brand around the world': Sydney-based designer Dion Lee has spoke about the impact of the 'Meghan Markle effect' on his label after she wore one of his on her 2018 tour of Australia

Meghan wore Dion Lee's Folded Sail Dress worth $1,290 AUD during her visit to Melbourne Government House with Prince Harry in October 2018.

Dion revealed that he and his team found out the actress-turned-royal wore the frock while watching the news.

'It's such an extensive tour and so many different locations and commitments. So we had no idea that it was going to be pop up when it did.

He also revealed that he and his team created the dress for her, saying: 'We worked with her team to develop it.' 

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