Princess Diana's wedding-dress designer said she was 'horrified' when she saw the royal wearing it because of how creased it washttps://www.insider.com/p...-horrified-creased-2021-1
Princess Diana's wedding-dress designer Elizabeth Emanuel once said she was "horrified" when she saw the royal on her wedding day because of how creased the dress had gotten.During an appearance on ITV's "Invitation to a Royal Wedding" in 2018, Emanuel, who designed the ivory silk gown with her former husband David Emanuel, recalled the moment she saw the Princess of Wales step out of her wedding carriage on July 29, 1981.
"We did know it would crease a bit but when I saw her arrive at St Paul's and we saw the creasing I actually felt faint," she said, according to the Daily Mirror. "I was horrified, really, because it was quite a lot of creasing. It was a lot more than we thought."
That wasn't the only wardrobe malfunction on Diana and Prince Charles' wedding day. According to InStyle, Diana's makeup artist said in a book that the princess spilled Houbigant Paris Quelques Fleurs perfume on her dress right before she walked down the aisle.
The makeup artist, Barbara Daly, said that she tried to clean the dress but that the perfume still left a large stain. Daly said she instructed the royal to hold the dress up by the stained area so it would appear that she was just trying to avoid stepping on it.
Despite the mishaps, Diana called David Emanuel after the ceremony to thank him for his work on the dress, he recently told Hello magazine.
"After all the photographs, they went in to have the wedding breakfast and I went back to my studio in Mayfair. All of my workroom ladies were there so we had a glass of champagne," he said. "We had a little party and just as I'm about to lock up, the phone rings ... I thought who's calling? It was Diana! She said 'I just wanted to say thank you so much for the gown. I loved it. Prince Charles loved it. All the family loved it.'"
He added: "It couldn't have been more special for me to hear from the client. When you design for a bride you want her to be happy. As long as the bride is happy that is all that matters. The fact she took the time before she went off on honeymoon ... that's genuine kindness."
They weren't the only one's who were disappointed. I remember thinking what a mess and why did the designers not check not only how much the silk would crease but how big the carriage would be.
It was vey nice of Diana to take the time and ring up Emanuels to tell them how much she and everyone had liked the dress on the wedding day itself.