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The dress that Diana, Princess of Wales, wore on her wedding day in 1981 was on display at Kensington Palace for the first time in 25 years.

Complete with its 25-foot sequin-encrusted train that filled the aisle of St. Paul’s Cathedral, the dress was on loan to the exhibit by Diana’s children, Prince William and Prince Harry.

The Royal Style in the Making exhibition takes a look at what it’s like to design an outfit for a royal client.

Diana’s famous wedding dress

Organizers say Diana’s dress “is now among the most famous in bridal history.”

It features a fitted bodice layered center front and back, and panels of antique Carrickmacross lace that originally belonged to Queen Mary.

It also features a scoop neckline and large puffed sleeves adorned with bows and deep taffeta ruffles, a style made popular by Diana in the early 1980s.

Designers David and Elizabeth Emanuel also created a full skirt for the dress that sits on a mountain of stiff mesh petticoats.

Ms Emanuel recalled Diana calling her and her then husband to ask them to design the dress.

“It was one of those weird times when you know your life will never be the same again,” she said in a video shown at the show.

File photo dated 29/07/81 of the newly married Prince and Princess of Wales kissing on the balcony of Buckingham Palace after their wedding ceremony at St Paul's Cathedral.  The famous wedding dress of Diana, Princess of Wales, will be on display at Kensington Palace for the first time in 25 years.  Issue date: Monday April 26, 2021.
The Prince and Princess of Wales kiss on the balcony of Buckingham Palace after their 1981 wedding ceremony at St Paul’s Cathedral

A rare surviving canvas for the 1937 coronation gown of Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother, wife of King George VI, is one of a number of other items in royal fashion history on display.

Original sketches, fabric samples and never-before-seen photographs from the Royal Ceremonial Gowns collection will also be on display with the aim of bringing to life the skills the couturiers have added to the royal wardrobe.

A dress and jacket worn by Diana, Princess of Wales, by David Sassoon, Bellville Sassoon, which will also be on display
A dress and jacket worn by the Princess of Wales, …

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