“Diana: A Celebration,” has the Royal Wedding gallery, which includes the famous 19th century fairy tale fantasy inspired wedding gown with the 25-ft train, by Elizabeth and David Emanuel, a surprising choice.
The body of the dress had woven silk taffeta by Stephen Walters of Suffolk. The dress had a frilled neckline with cream lace panels flounce of Carrickmacross lace presented to Royal School of Needlework by Queen Mary and dyed a shade lighter than the dress. The full sleeves are gathered at the elbow above lace petticoats of tulle and trimmed at the waist and hem with embroidered lace from Nottingham Company, Roger Watson.
The veil was hand-embroidered with tiny mother-of-pearl sequins.
Also, on display is a silk taffeta Bridesmaid’s Dress worn by Clementine Hambro.
Even though the shoes were hidden by tulle, the detailed wedding shoes included nearly 150 pearls and over 500 sequins. The sole is suede, so the princess would not trip. As a precautionary action, a parasol was made for rainy weather.
Over 1 billion people tuned into the famous nuptials. Stay tuned, there are two more posts about Diana’s fashion, one focuses on her casual wear and the other, her formal wear
If you have not had the chance to visit “Diana: A Celebration,” the exhibit will be there until January 13. Guests can enjoy half price “Diana” admission every Wednesday from 4 to 8 p.m, good through Wednesday, December 19. There are two upcoming events at the Frazier Museum, “Girls Night Out” is tomorrow, November 15 and a Princess Tea Party for children on December 30.
Visit Fraziermuseum.org to find out more information on “Diana: A Celebration” tickets, times and events.