Starting from June 3, visitors will be able to admire a huge collection of dresses worn by royal women at the exhibition Royal Style in the Making.
Visitors can now admire closely Princess Diana’s wedding dress. The worldwide famous dress, that the Princess of Wales wore when she married Prince Charles in 1981, in is on display for all fashion lovers and royal family fans.
Princess Diana’s wedding dress on exhibition at Kensington Palace
The gown Princess Diana wore to walk down the aisle of St Paul’s Cathedral 40 years ago, will be on exhibition at Kensington Palace for the first time in 25 years. Princes William and Harry decided to loan their mother’s wedding dress to the exhibition Royal Style in the Making.
The temporary exhibit opens to the public on June 3 and lasts until 2 January 2022. The aim is to show what it means designing a dress for a royal family member. A great line-up of items, worn by three generations of royal women, will be on display at the Kensington Palace Orangery. Princess Diana’s wedding dress will be, of course, in the spotlight. It “is now among the most famous in bridal history”, organisers say.
The ivory silk taffeta and antique lace gown designed by David and Elizabeth Emanuel marked an era. Its extra-puffed sleeves, bows and deep ruffles of taffeta became a staple in the early 80s fashion.
The iconic dress featured a fitted bodice trimmed with an antique and hand-made lace and a scooped neckline. Panels of the Carrickmacross lace, which had belonged to Queen Mary, overlaid the centre of the bodice. But what made the dress unforgettable was its 25ft sequin-encrusted train.
The exhibition will also show original sketches, fabric swatches and unseen photographs. Moreover, a rare toile, which dates back to 1937, will be on display. The surviving toile comes from the gown the Queen Mother wore on the coronation day of her husband King George VI.