Whether it was wearing biker shorts or pearls, Princess Diana is a pioneer of several fashion trends. Even today the looks she sported are admired by people all over the world. Among them, Princess Diana’s wedding dress is definitely one of the most talked-about wedding dresses to date. Ever since she wore it at her wedding with Prince Charles in St.Paul’s Cathedral, the dress has become historic and famous.

Now, nearly four decades later, royal fashion enthusiasts can take a look at Princess Diana’s wedding dress at the Royal Style in the Making exhibition happening at Kensington Palace. The iconic royal gown that was worn by the Princess of Wales was lent by Prince Harry and Prince William. 

Princess Diana's wedding dress

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Designed by David and Elizabeth Emmanuel, Princess Diana’s wedding dress has a well-fitted bodice, puff sleeves complete with panels made of vintage Carrickmacross lace. According to the exhibition’s official site, the lace belonged to Queen Mary, Prince Charles’ great-grandmother.

The designer duo said they wanted to make a dress that would become iconic, and most importantly, be something that Princess Diana will love. According to an article published on Vogue, this wedding gown‘s design and fittings were done very secretly. 

Along with Princess Diana’s wedding dress, other iconic royal fashion garments such as the toile of Queen Elizabeth’s coronation gown from 1937, are on display at the Royal Style in the Making exhibition. The fashion exhibition is said to “explore the intimate relationship between fashion designer and royal client, revealing the process behind the creation of a number of the most important couture commissions in royal history.”

This exhibition that celebrates royal fashion will take place till January 2, 2022. Tickets start at £23.00 for adults. Visitors can also take a look at never-seen-before photographs, design sketches and swatches.

Take a look at the trailer for the royal fashion exhibition here.

Feature Image Courtesy: David Levenson.

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