Sumary of Princess Diana’s 1981 wedding dress is star of royal fashion exhibit:
- The exhibition — Royal Style in the Making — at the Orangery at Kensington Palace, Diana’s home until her death in a car crash in Paris in 1997, focuses on the work of designers who dressed not just Diana but also Queen Elizabeth II, Princess Margaret and the Queen Mother..
- The exhibition, which runs until January 2, chronicles some of the hard toils behind the dress, featuring photographs of the seamstresses as well as the keys for the safe where it was safely deposited nightly..
- The exhibition also highlights Diana’s growing sense of personal style and evolution from girlish frills to sleeker, more impactful outfits..
- The exhibition comes as the princes have recently spoken more about their mother’s pain at the end of her marriage and their sense of her legacy..
- The exhibition also explores the long-standing relationship between designer Norman Hartnell and the Queen Mother and Queen Elizabeth II..
- Hartnell later made Elizabeth’s wedding and coronation dresses and the exhibition shows appreciative letters she sent him….