Princess Diana's wedding dress designer is launching a new fashion line

by Laura Sutcliffe

Fans of Princess Diana’s iconic bridal gown will soon be able to wear creations from its famed designer, Elizabeth Emanuel. According to People, the 64-year-old is launching a collection of couture, dubbed Emanuel Mayfair, in February that will have a slight '80s flair.

Elizabeth Emanuel designed dress, as worn by Princess Diana in 1981
Elizabeth co-designed Princess Diana's dress in 1981

Elizabeth is now in the process of moving to a more spacious studio and has appointed a brand new CEO to her expanding team. "It will have the spirit of Emanuel from the days we made dresses some of the most iconic women of the time, like Elizabeth Taylor, Carolina Herrera and Joan Collins, but is taking it into the present," the British designer explained. Reminiscing further about that time, she added: "That whole period of time was wonderful... This will capture that but will also look contemporary and edgy. I'm bringing back the spirit in a new form after all these years."

Elizabeth Emanuel
Elizabeth is launching Emanuel Mayfair

Fans of Princess Diana's wedding dress will be excited to know that Elizabeth plans to focus on bridal fashion too. "We will concentrate on bridal wear and evening wear – things to get dressed up in, pieces that are handcrafted and made to order," she revealed. Diana's wedding gown was seen by over 700 million people worldwide and was made from exquisite silk, ivory, pure taffeta and antique lace. The train was a whopping 25 ft. long and boasted over 10,000 pearls and sequins.

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