Princess Diana’s wedding dress designer said she “felt faint”She was thrilled to see the gown on her big day.
The dress, which cost around £9,000 to make, was designed by Elizabeth and David Emanuel and featured more than 10,000 pearls.
The royal wedding dress was created by the couple over months. They went to great lengths to keep the design secret.
These fabrics included 25 yards silk taffeta, 100 yard of tulle crenoline and 150 yards netting for the veil.
The train was then accompanied by a train consisting of 25 feet of hand-embroidered Silk Silk.
However, designers were horrified to see Diana at the church in her dress.
Elizabeth recalls the moment Diana stepped out from her wedding carriage in 2018 during an appearance by ITV’s Invitation to the Royal Wedding.
She said: “We did know it would crease a bit but when I saw her arrive at St Paul’s and we saw the creasing I actually felt faint.
“It was quite a bit of creasing, which really shocked me. It was more than we imagined.”
They had done a dress rehearsal beforehand, but they’d used a different material so it wasn’t anywhere near as creased as how it was on the day.
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David and Elizabeth also created an emergency backup for the famous gown.
David told People: “At the time we wanted to make absolutely sure that the dress was a surprise.
“We didn’t try it on Diana. It was never discussed. We wanted to be sure we had something. It was really for our own peace and mind.”
Diana called David to express her gratitude for his work on the gown after the ceremony, according to HELLO!.
He stated: “After all the photographs, they went in to have the wedding breakfast and I went back to my studio in Mayfair. All of my workroom ladies were there so we had a glass of champagne.
“We had a little party and just as I’m about to lock up, the phone rings… I thought who’s calling? It was Diana! She replied, “I just wanted to thank you so much. It was beautiful. Prince Charles loved it. It was loved by all the family.”
He added: “The opportunity to hear back from my client was beyond special. You want a happy bride when you design it. All that matters is that the bride is happy. The fact she took the time before she went off on honeymoon… that’s genuine kindness.”