April 27, 2021 7:10:07 pm
For the first time in 25 years, late Princess Diana’s gown will be put on display at Kensington Palace. The stunning white gown, worn at her wedding in 1981, was created by designers David and Elizabeth Emanuel and occupies a special place in public memory.
The website of Historic Royal Palaces states, “The dress, on loan from HRH The Duke of Cambridge and HRH Duke of Sussex, is now among the most famous in bridal history, and features a fitted bodice overlaid at the centre both front and back with panels of antique Carrickmacross lace that had originally belonged to Queen Mary, the groom’s great-grandmother.”
It also featured vivid details about the dress adding, “Its gently scooped neckline and large puffed sleeves are trimmed with bows and deep ruffles of taffeta, a style popularised by the Princess in the early 1980s, while the full skirt is supported on a mountain of stiff net petticoats to create its famous silhouette.”
The exhibition will open on June 3. Their website informs that also on display will be the 1937 coronation gown of Queen Elizabeth, The Queen Mother.
The website further described the collection as “never-before-seen items from the archives of some of the most celebrated royal couturiers of the 20th century, set alongside examples of the glittering gowns and stylish tailoring created for three generations of royal women.”
A report in Sky News states the gown will feature along with the 25ft train encrusted with sequins. Matthew Storey, exhibition curator at Historic Royal Palace was quoted as saying that the gown will “shine a spotlight on some of the greatest talents of British design whose work have been instrumental in shaping the visual identity”, adding that the outfit will be the main attraction for several admirers.
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