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July 29,1981—The Royal Wedding of HRH Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer is one of the iconic moments of the twentieth century. It remains a day embedded in the memory of millions of people around the world—over 800 million people were watching at home on television. Of all the images from the day itself, the one that springs to mind immediately is that of Diana' July 29,1981—The Royal Wedding of HRH Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer is one of the iconic moments of the twentieth century. It remains a day embedded in the memory of millions of people around the world—over 800 million people were watching at home on television. Of all the images from the day itself, the one that springs to mind immediately is that of Diana's arrival at St. Paul's Cathedral in the glass carriage and the public's first glimpse of the best kept secret of the day: the royal wedding dress. For the young designers, David Emanuel and Elizabeth Emanuel creating Diana's wedding dress was "a fairytale come true." Having only been introduced to Lady Diana Spencer in February 1981, the Emanuels quickly became one of her favored designers, which lead to a telephone call in March 1981 that would change their lives forever. Officially commissioned by Buckingham Palace, the Emanuels set about designing a dress that would never be forgotten. Each step of the process was completed in total secrecy to ensure that no one, especially the world's press, got a glimpse of the famous dress until that glorious July day. ...

Title : A Dress for Diana
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ISBN : 9780061214370
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 208 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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A Dress for Diana Reviews

  • Kaycee
    2019-03-15 20:32

    I really enjoyed this. The photographs and book design was stunning. Plus, I now have endless more "fun facts" about nothing useful stored in my brain.

  • Ashley
    2019-03-03 16:39

    Okay, so this is kind of a coffee table book, but I really enjoyed reading it. The Emmanuels, who designed and created Princess Diana's wedding dress, have an amazing story and the photographs of the dress's construction and detail are beautiful. I think it's the most iconic wedding dress of the twentieth century. If you like to sew, you would also appreciate each stage the dress went through--I loved the photos of the dress muslins that Diana tried on during fittings and of David Emmanuel trimming the tulle petticoats--the book also shows good examples of the romantic look of the early eighties--I wish it would come back into style so I would have an excuse to wear more ruffles!

  • Cynda
    2019-03-24 20:46

    Beautiful photographs of the inspiration dress, the sketches, the under dresses, the bodice and decorated shoes, alongmwith some pics of the Emanuels and their staff. All stock pictures of the wedding day and posed pictures of the dressmakers. Some letters from the to-be-bride and from the newlywed bride to the Emanuele. Pretty usual stuff. What would have made the book a 4-star book? More pics, such as when Charles kisses Diana on the balcony and such as what some the copycats dresses looked like. More commentary: What Diana's mother Mrs Kydd and the Queen said about the dress? Maybe the more commentary part may just be beyond the scope of the book? Yet may not as Queen Victoria's dress is pictured, so background so provided. The book was pretty and the items included were all correct. I just wanted, okay expected, more.

  • C
    2019-03-05 21:24

    This was a fabulous, quick read (more of a coffee table type book). However, it's full of wonderful details and pieces of history. It's such a treat to be able to read a few of the letters that Princess Diana wrote to David and Elizabeth Emanuel. My, how her sweet spirit lives on! There is a steady stream of excitement that is present throughout the entire book. I cannot believe just HOW much effort went into this dress--it makes me wonder what Sarah Burton went through designing and preparing The Duchess of Cambridge's wedding gown. A wonderful book--have already recommended to friends--just received it for Christmas yesterday. Read it easily in a couple hours.

  • Nusrat
    2019-03-07 21:38

    One of my favourite picture books. Tells you all about the making of Diana's wedding dress - the story behind it all. The Fairy Tale wedding of the century tragically did not 'live happily ever after'.I remember being very young watching the Royal wedding ceremony. How I envied Diana then. Even had a haircut like her and collected pictures of Diana from various magazines and newspapers. There was a time when my family started calling me Lady Di.I wonder what the world would be like if she was still around . . .

  • Cortney Davis
    2019-03-05 21:30

    This book was wrote by the husband/wife team who designed Princess Diana's dress. It was just a whim that I picked it up and really enjoyed reading all the little details special about her wedding day and everything that went into place. Plus, the candid photos are nice to see and I just liked this book! It was a quick read with great pictures!

  • Stacie
    2019-03-08 17:43

    I vaguely remember the big wedding, and more importantly the dress, but it was fun to read about what went into the design and fabrics, as well as the security and publicity behind this very famous dress.

  • Meg
    2019-02-26 15:36

    I read this at the request of 14yo Meg. Some interesting details here and there but for the most part a book that promises more than it delivers as far as general interestingness--possibly not helped by the Emanuels no longer having access to the dress itself for detail photos, etc.

  • Pamela Cathcart
    2019-02-21 15:27

    One of my favorites.

  • 'judy
    2019-02-26 17:38

    How this magnificant and beautiful dress came into being. Would have liked more pictures of the completed dress. I'll let you borrow it.

  • Fiona O'connor
    2019-03-01 20:32

    Interesting book. Quick, enjoyable read. Beautiful detailed pictures.

  • Ting
    2019-03-07 21:39

    Beautiful photos and memories.

  • Tracey
    2019-02-26 21:40

    It's amazing how much work by very skilled and talented people went into that dress and its accessories. The shoes alone blew my mind.

  • Becky
    2019-03-18 18:19

    The perfect book for any Princess Diana fan! The detail this book went into was amazing. There is information in here that you could not find any where else!