Almost 30 years to the day, it is still one of the most recognized and iconic wedding dresses ever to be worn. Sure, the look doesn’t transition well to today’s wedding fashion (we’re sure Kate won’t be sporting the Cinderella look); but remember, this was 1981 and the dress was the epitome of fabulous.
Readers, if you’re anything like us, it was Princess Di and her wedding that sparked our love of England and all things-Windsor. When she stepped out of that glass coach to walk down the aisle to meet Prince Charles, we knew we were witnessing something – and someone – special.
And now, you can view the dress for yourself!
Diana, A Celebration is a traveling exhibition from her ancestral home in the English county of Northhamptonshire that displays 150 of her famous mementos, home videos of Diana as a child and many of her famous outfits – including her amazing wedding dress.
The dress, in all its glory – puffy sleeves with copious yards of hand-sewn lace and taffeta, is displayed with the 25-foot train laid out in full. No detail was spared – a parasol that was made to match the dress (in case of rain) is also displayed in a glass case nearby.
The exhibition just wrapped up a successful run in Grand Rapids, Michigan where it drew more than 50,000. It its way to Kansas City, Missouri where it will be held at Union Station from March 4 thru June 12, 2011 (straight through William and Kate’s wedding).
This seems like such an amazing exhibition! While we didn’t have Kansas City on our holiday radar, we may have to make a quick stop to see these amazing mementos. More information on the exhibit can be found at the Diana, A Celebration website.