Why Princess Diana's Wedding Dress Designer Ripped His Original Sketch

Why Princess Diana's Wedding Dress Designer Ripped His Original Sketch
Wed 31-08-2016

Princess Diana and Prince Charles's wedding day was 33 years ago.

The fashion designer, David Emanuel, now 63, is hosting the British version of Say Yes to the Dress, and reflected on the biggest design of his life in interviews with Express.co.uk.

David designed for Diana before she was in the public eye. Suddenly, he spotted her on television with Prince Charles wearing a silk taffeta dress they designed. "Later, there were double-page spreads in newspapers and magazines speculating as to who would be the designer of her wedding gown," he said. "My ex-wife and I were ranked outsiders." But Diana chose them and changed their careers forever.

The entire process had to be top secret because of the prying press. "I showed her a sketch and ripped the sketch up because we didn't want it floating around," he said.

A sketch like that could have fetched a major amount of money at auction these days. The dress was displayed around the world for many years, and has since gone back to the royal family.