Wedding dress of Lady Diana Spencer

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The wedding dress of Lady Diana Spencer was worn by the bride at her wedding to Charles, Prince of Wales, on 29 July 1981 at St Paul's Cathedral.wikipedia
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Diana, Princess of Wales

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The wedding dress of Lady Diana Spencer was worn by the bride at her wedding to Charles, Prince of Wales, on 29 July 1981 at St Paul's Cathedral.
Diana wore a dress valued at £9,000 with a 25-foot (7.62-metre) train.

David Emanuel (fashion designer)

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The dress was designed by David and Elizabeth Emanuel, who described it as a dress that "had to be something that was going to go down in history, but also something that Diana loved", and which would be "suitably dramatic in order to make an impression".
David Emanuel (born 17 November 1952) is a Welsh fashion designer who is best known for designing, with his former wife, the wedding dress worn by Diana, Princess of Wales, in 1981.

Elizabeth Emanuel

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The dress was designed by David and Elizabeth Emanuel, who described it as a dress that "had to be something that was going to go down in history, but also something that Diana loved", and which would be "suitably dramatic in order to make an impression".
Elizabeth Florence Emanuel (née Weiner, born 5 July 1953) is a British fashion designer who is best known for designing, with her former husband David Emanuel, the wedding dress worn by Diana, Princess of Wales, in 1981.

Wedding of Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer

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The wedding dress of Lady Diana Spencer was worn by the bride at her wedding to Charles, Prince of Wales, on 29 July 1981 at St Paul's Cathedral.
Diana's wedding dress was valued at £9,000 (equivalent to £0 in ), The dress was made of ivory silk taffeta, decorated with lace, hand embroidery, sequins, and 10,000 pearls.

Wedding dress of Catherine Middleton

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In contrast, the wedding dress of Catherine Middleton, for her marriage to Prince William, Diana's eldest son, incorporated motifs cut from machine-made lace appliquéd to silk net.
David Emanuel, co-designer of the wedding dress of Diana, Princess of Wales, commented to the Canadian fashion journalist Jeanne Beker that "McQueen is owned by Gucci, an Italian company. If Kate's gone that route, it would be the first time a British-owned house wasn't chosen. And the Italians would have a field day with that."

Charles, Prince of Wales

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The wedding dress of Lady Diana Spencer was worn by the bride at her wedding to Charles, Prince of Wales, on 29 July 1981 at St Paul's Cathedral.

St Paul's Cathedral

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The wedding dress of Lady Diana Spencer was worn by the bride at her wedding to Charles, Prince of Wales, on 29 July 1981 at St Paul's Cathedral.

Taffeta

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Diana wore an ivory silk taffeta and antique lace gown, with a 25-foot (7.62 m) train and a 153-yard tulle veil, valued at £151,000.

Gown

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Diana wore an ivory silk taffeta and antique lace gown, with a 25-foot (7.62 m) train and a 153-yard tulle veil, valued at £151,000.

Train (clothing)

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Diana wore an ivory silk taffeta and antique lace gown, with a 25-foot (7.62 m) train and a 153-yard tulle veil, valued at £151,000.

Antony Armstrong-Jones, 1st Earl of Snowdon

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Diana Spencer personally selected the designers to make her wedding dress because she was fond of a chiffon blouse they designed for her formal photo session with Lord Snowdon.

Suffolk

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The woven silk taffeta was made by Stephen Walters of Suffolk.

Wedding dress of Princess Anne

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The Emanuels consulted Maureen Baker, who had made the wedding dress of Princess Anne, during their construction of the gown.

Embroidery

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The gown was decorated with hand embroidery, sequins, and 10,000 pearls, centering on a heart motif.

Sequin

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The gown was decorated with hand embroidery, sequins, and 10,000 pearls, centering on a heart motif.

Horseshoe

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An 18-karat gold horseshoe was stitched into the petticoats as a sign of good fortune.

Petticoat

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An 18-karat gold horseshoe was stitched into the petticoats as a sign of good fortune.

Carrickmacross lace

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The lace used to trim it was antique hand-made Carrickmacross lace which had belonged to Queen Mary.

Mary of Teck

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The lace used to trim it was antique hand-made Carrickmacross lace which had belonged to Queen Mary.

Bulimia nervosa

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Fittings of the dress posed difficulties because Diana had developed bulimia and dropped from a size 14 to a size 10 in the months leading up to the wedding.

Paul Burrell

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In his 2003 memoir, A Royal Duty, Paul Burrell wrote that Diana had wanted the dress to be part of the fashion collection of the Victoria and Albert Museum.

Victoria and Albert Museum

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In his 2003 memoir, A Royal Duty, Paul Burrell wrote that Diana had wanted the dress to be part of the fashion collection of the Victoria and Albert Museum.

Althorp

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Althorp House, Northampton was the prime display location for the dress.

Diana, Princess of Wales's jewels

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Her engagement ring was given to Prince William, while the wedding dress was given to Prince Harry.