Flashback Meghan Markle

We Love Meghan Markle’s Side Eye From the 2016 CAFAs

The CAFAs return Friday April 20th in Toronto

Flashback Meghan Markle
Actress Meghan Markle in the CAFA portrait studio in 2016. (Photography by George Pimentel/Getty Images Portrait)

As one of the few Toronto-media types with no solid Meghan Markle story to share, I like looking back on times when I could have met Prince Harry’s bride-to-be. Like many Canadians, I love our local and romantic link to the royal family, so when we happened upon a 2016 photograph of Markle at the 2016 CAFAs, we had to share it, because, well if you’ve been to the CAFAs before, that kind of means you almost met Markle, right?

To put this in context, the Canadian Arts and Fashion Awards (CAFAs) is an authentic celebration of Canadian fashion and it happens next Friday April 20th, 2018, in Toronto. Awards are given out with presenters and attendees looking their finest in Canadian designs while showing their support for the industry.

Back in 2016 Markle attended the CAFAs in a floor-length Jason Wu dress from his Pre-Fall 2016 collection. Wu, who started his line in New York, learned to sew while living in Vancouver as a boy. That year Markle stepped into the CAFA portrait studio where she posed for George Pimentel, who captured her awesome side eye. Who would know that just months later, in July, she’d meet her Prince?

So if I went to the CAFAs in 2015, and Markle went in 2016, and I’m going this year, that counts as a near connection, doesn’t it? I say, yes.