It may have been 24 years since the world lost one of the most beautiful women in the world, but the world still reels at the loss of Princess Diana. She has given us many iconic moments at the red carpet or charity ball events but nothing that made a last impression compared to her wedding gown. Her dramatic wedding reel is etched in our minds forever and that too for all the right reasons. We're not surprised therefore that the royal ensemble will go on display at the Kensington Palace. Princess Diana was known to break royal protocols with her style and chose to make headlines with her wedding gown in 1981 too.
Princess Diana's famous taffeta wedding dress was designed by British fashion designers David and Elizabeth Emanuel and was valued at £151,000 which is close to Rs. 1.5 Crore today. The late princess breached royal protocol on account of the large train of the dress that continues to be one of the longest ever in royal history. The royal family has always been in the public eye and is often advised to avoid wrinkly fabrics but promises were meant to be broken by this royal rebel. Princess Diana often wore fabrics such as silks and linens and even though her dress was as iconic as it could get was criticized for being made of wrinkly fabric. The iconic dress features a fitted bodice with panels of antique Carrickmacross lace on all sides that had initially belonged to Prince Charles' great-grandmother Queen Mary.
The details of the exhibition states that one will be able to see this historic dress up close and personal complete with its sequin-laid train at a dramatic 25 feet that cast a spell on the aisle of St. Paul's Cathedral. Not just the train but also the gently scooped neckline and the taffeta sleeves that was popularised by the late princess can be seen up close along with the full skirt supported on a mound of stiff net petticoats to create its iconic silhouette.
The exhibition titled Royal Style In The Making will open on June 3 2021 and commence on January 2, 2022. It will also feature many glittering gowns from the mighty archives of some of the most celebrated couturiers that dress three generations of royal women including the 1937 coronation gown of Queen Elizabeth.
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