The most famous and stylish royal wedding dress worn by Princess Diana will exhibit for the first time in 25 years at London’s Kensington Palace when the royal residence will open for the public this summer in June.
The iconic wedding dress which is borrowed from the sons of Prince Diana will be displayed as a component of a new limited-time exhibition named “Royal Style in the Making”, featuring Historic Royal fashion Statements and their designers. The exhibition will go live from 3rd June 2021 to 2nd January 2022.
Mathew Storey, the curator at Historic Royal Palaces, said in a statement: “Our summer exhibition at Kensington Palace will shine a spotlight on some of the greatest talents of British design, whose work has been instrumental in shaping the visual identity of the royal family across the twentieth century.”
He added: “We will be exploring how the partnership between each designer and client worked and revealing the process behind the creation of a number of the most important couture commissions in royal history.”
The iconic famous wedding dress was designed by designers David and Elizabeth Emmanuel. Princess Diana, wore the dress at her wedding with Prince of Wales, Prince Charles, in July 1981. The dress features a fitted bodice decorated with antique Carrickmacross lace originally possessed by Queen Mary, complete with a scooped neckline, balloon sleeves, and a full, ruffled skirt, trimmed with bows and taffeta.
The dress also features the 25-feet grand sequin-encrusted train, which makes it the longest wedding dress ever worn by sovereignty.
Among the other in-vogue things curated for the exhibition is toile fabric salvaged from Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother’s 1937 coronation gown — hand-embroidered by Madame Handley-Seymour — as well as original design sketches, fabric swatches and previously unseen photos from the Historic Royal Palaces (HRP) royal dress collection.
As indicated by the HRP site, Kensington Palace will welcome back guests beginning in late May after all the six royal residencies homes managed by the HRP shut to general society in March of 2020 in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. General admission to Kensington costs £17.00 for adults and £8.50 for youngsters.