Thursday, April 28, 2011

Lady Diana's Wedding Dress

In anticipation of Kate’s ‘the dress’, we pay tribute to the one which shocked the world, end of July 1981. Created by the dynamic duo of husband and wife designers, David and Elizabeth Emanuel, the dress was made up of ivory silk, pure taffeta and antique lace, with 10,000 hand sewn pearls and sequins and had a 25 ft train; fit for the ceremony held at the enormous St Paul’s Cathedral. Lace used was from Queen Marry, crowned in 1911 and from the day the designers commissioned to create the gown, their windows were closed with blinds and security guards hired to oversee the grounds. The heavy train also called for rehearsals during its 5 months fitting processes. For something borrowed, Lady Diana wore a tiara from the Spencer’s family collection and for something blue, a ribbon was hiddenly sewn to the dress together with lucky charms for a long lasting marriage.

The dress launched the career of the now-divorced-business-partner into a household couturier, TV show presenter and designer for both movie projects and corporate conglomerate’s uniforms, and catapulted Lady Diana into the People Princess she’s now regarded as, despite her passing.

Now displayed to the public, the dress flew all around the world to be exhibited. As the world cringes on what to be the next wedding dress of the decade, the truth will only be made known, come morning of April 29, 2011!

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