The seven fabric samples come from the same pieces of material that designers David and Elizabeth Emanuel used to make Diana’s wedding dress for her 1981 marriage to Prince Charles.
These pieces were in the same room, on the same table, and part of the same fabric as arguably the most famous wedding dress of all time. They are seven witnesses to history.
Presented on an elegant, handcrafted 11.7 by 8.3 inch display, using deluxe 350gsm card. Perfect for a prominent place in your home.
Limited to an individually numbered edition of just 50.
Superb provenance from the personal collection of designers David and Elizabeth Emanuel.
The closest you will come to owning Diana’s wedding dress, which is now owned by Princes William and Harry.
Diana’s wedding dress silk taffeta: 1 inch by 1 inch
Ivory-coloured silk taffeta used to make the exterior of Diana's wedding dress. Created in a heavier weight than was customary to help give the dress its distinctive shape. Britain’s oldest silk weaving company, Stephen Walters, wove the taffeta. The company had crafted the lining of Queen Elizabeth II's coronation gown and Princess Anne’s wedding dress.
The Emanuels ordered the silk for Diana's dress in white and ivory to keep its colour a secret, even from their employees. Diana had always wanted the ivory colour.
Silk for the lining of Diana’s wedding dress: 1 inch by 1 inch
Ivory-coloured silk used to make the inner lining of Diana's wedding dress. Slightly coarser than the identically coloured silk taffeta used for the exterior of the dress.
Silk taffeta for Diana’s train: 1 inch by 1 inch
Ivory-coloured silk taffeta used for the majority of Diana’s train. Diana’s train was 25 feet long – she kept asking for it to be extended. Despite her best efforts it was somewhat crinkled when she emerged from the glass coach at St Paul’s Cathedral.
Fine lace for the train’s border: 1 inch by 1 inch
Elegant fine lace used for the train's border.
Spangled lace for Diana’s bodice: 1 inch by 2 inches
Beautifully intricate spangled lace used to trim Diana’s bodice.
Lace for Diana’s wedding shoes: 1 inch by 1 inch
Ivory-coloured lace used for Princess Diana's wedding shoes. The fine lace features a three-petal floral pattern. This lace was used to border the heart design on Diana's shoes. Diana’s shoes had a low heel, to ensure she didn’t look taller than Charles.
Taffeta for the bridesmaids’ dress bands: 1 inch by 1 inch
Yellow-gold silk taffeta, inspired by the colour of the Mountbatten rose, used for the bridesmaids' dress bands. There were five bridesmaids, including the great-granddaughter of Winston Churchill, Clementine Hambro: 'the sobbing bridesmaid’.
Princess Diana’s wedding dress was one of the most closely guarded secrets in fashion history. Reporters only found out the particulars of the dress when they ripped open sealed envelopes as Diana stepped into her carriage at Clarence House to begin her journey to the ceremony.
Designers the Emanuels stated they wanted the dress "to go down in history”, but also be “something that Diana loved". They thoroughly succeeded. This is your chance to own seven pieces of that story.
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Please note: Due to the handcrafted nature of this piece of royal history, fabric samples may differ slightly in shape from those illustrated. Frame not included.