Almost no other wedding dress is fashionably iconic and historically significant as Princess Diana’s ivory taffeta wedding gown. She wore this gown and walked down the aisle at St Paul’s Cathedral on her wedding day. The very gown is now on public display at Kensington Palace.
Princess Diana’s sons Prince William and Prince Harry had both agreed to loan their mother’s big day dress from her 1981 royal wedding with Prince Charles in London. The dress that now sits in the showroom of former home Kensington Palace flaunts a hypnotic twenty-five-foot train. According to reports, the public viewing for the cherished dress was scheduled for June at Diana’s royal residence in west London, where she had once lived.
The exhibit, named Royal Style in the Making, has focused on exploring the ensembles styled by five iconic designers. These attires were designed for the Queen Mother, Princess Margaret, and Princess Diana between 1930 and 1990. Various sketches, letters, prototypes, and interviews that talk about behind-the-scenes in making the world’s most famous wedding costume also feature in the exhibit.
Princess Diana’s wedding attire is carefully placed on an exhibition against an image of the nave of St Paul’s Cathedral. Diana and Charles may have formally divorced in 1996, but her dress remains one of the most loved designs in history to this day. The timeless frock-style ensemble boasts a scoop neckline. Along with floral style patches, puff sleeves, the dress also flaunts one of the longest gown trains worn by any Royal. Ever.
Not only is Diana’s wedding dress sartorially classic. It also is a tint unconventional. Her wedding dress wasn’t pure white but off-white ivory in color. Her wedding gown was unpacked for the first time at the Grand Rapids Art Museum after over 29 years last year. Graeme Murton, a renowned Art handler, said that the wedding attire was the most famous dress in the world. The famousness of the dress comes from the fact that it was watched during the royal wedding day by over a billion people, Murton had explained as he stood a few feet away from the lace dress with a boned bodice. He also explained that the gown was designed out of six different fabrics, including 25 yards of silk taffeta, 100 yards of tulle crinoline, and 150 yards of netting clothing for the veil. Murton mentioned that the case in Althorp is half the size of the train, so the staff had to wrap it around. Therefore the full magic of the train and gown hadn’t been witnessed properly yet.