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Australian designer famous for Meghan Markle gown swaps sequins for scrubs by making hospital gear

Australian fashion designer who has styled Meghan Markle and Rebel Wilson swaps sequins for scrubs as she joins the fight against COVID-19 by making gear for doctors and nurses

  • Australian Designer Karen Gee is selling high-end scrubs for doctors and nurses 
  • Ms Gee rose to fame after Meghan Markle wore her design on Aus visit in 2018
  • She’s selling customised scrubs after change in demand during COVID-19
  • Here’s how to help people impacted by Covid-19

An Australian designer known for styling the likes of Meghan Markle and Rebel Wilson is sewing designer outfits for Australian health workers on the coronavirus frontline.

Karen Gee recently launched a line of designer scrubs for doctors and nurses in eight different colours after growing demand from healthcare professionals. 

The fashionista rose to fame in 2018 when Meghan Markle wore one of her designs on her visit to Australia with Prince Harry.

Karen Gee (pictured) recently launched a line of designer scrubs for doctors and nurses in eight different colours after growing demand from healthcare professionals 

Meghan attends a Welcome Event at Admiralty House on October 16, 2018 in Sydney

Meghan attends a Welcome Event at Admiralty House on October 16, 2018 in Sydney

The concept was born out of a request from local hospitals for Australian made products, but exploded in popularity – allowing her to expand from two colours to eight.

Ms Gee told Seven News she usually operates in high end fashion but she’s been forced to rethink that strategy during the pandemic.

‘These sort of situations as dire as they are at times, you’ve just got to think outside the box and how you can still keep your brain going but not necessarily doing what you’re known for,’ Ms Gee said.

‘Our business is primarily high end luxury, customised garments, and we’ve now been able to pivot to high-end luxury scrubs. We put your initials on the back of them so they are actual custom scrubs.’

The KG Sentiment scrubs are being sold for $250 a pair and according to Ms Gee’s Instagram account a percentage of all sales will be going towards charity.  

The designer’s product listing said the scrubs will  ‘help raise funds (and spirits) while spreading awareness for those women who work tirelessly behind the scenes daily in Australia and around the world to care for others.’ 

Australian Designer Karen Gee is offering customised scrubs for Australian doctors and nurses

An Australian designer known for styling the likes of Meghan Markle and Rebel Wilson is sewing designer outfits for Australian health workers on the coronavirus frontline

The concept was born out of a request from local hospitals for Australian made products, but exploded in popularity - allowing her to expand from two colours to eight

The concept was born out of a request from local hospitals for Australian made products, but exploded in popularity – allowing her to expand from two colours to eight



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