(LONDON) — Princess Diana’s iconic wedding dress is one the world will never forget, and now it will be placed in a new location at Kensington Palace.
The legendary gown, being loaned by her sons Princes William and Harry, will be on display for a new exhibition, “Royal Style in the Making,” taking place at Kensington Palace this summer.
The exhibition was created to explore the intimate relationship between fashion designer and royal clients, according to the History Royal Palaces website.
“The display features never-before-seen items from the archives of some of the most celebrated royal couturiers of the 20th century, set alongside examples of the glittering gowns and stylish tailoring created for three generations of royal women,” the organization noted.
Princess Diana’s dress, designed by Elizabeth and David Emanuel, was worn for her wedding nuptials in 1981 to Prince Charles.
Her look continues to be one of the most well known as it included elaborate puffy sleeves, a ruffled collar, 10,000 mother of pearl sequins and an outstanding 25-foot-long train — making it the longest gown train worn in royal history.
The dress also had Carrickmacross lace that had originally belonged to Queen Mary, the groom’s great-grandmother.
Historic Royal Palaces described Princess Diana’s wedding ensemble as a “gently scooped neckline and large puffed sleeves are trimmed with bows and deep ruffles of taffeta, a style popularized by the Princess in the early 1980s, while the full skirt is supported on a mountain of stiff net petticoats to create its famous silhouette.”
The exhibition will take place during a time of what would have been Princess Diana’s 60th birthday running from June 3 through Jan. 2, 2022.
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