Royal wedding dresses
Discover how royal wedding fashion has evolved over the last 200 years, from Queen Victoria's heavy silk satin dress to Princess Diana in her fairytale wedding gown and stunning shots of the new Duchess of Cambridge in her Alexander McQueen wedding dress.
- History of royal wedding dresses
- Illustrated guide
- Princess Diana, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Queen Elizabeth II
- 200 years of royal wedding history
At every wedding the visual focus is always the dress, and a royal wedding is no different. In the midst of all the pomp and splendour all eyes are on the bride; her gown feverishly anticipated and endlessly discussed. This is the story of ten royal wedding dresses which span nearly 200 years and include: Princess Charlotte, Queen Victoria, Queen Alexandra, Queen Mary, Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother, Queen Elizabeth II, Princess Margaret, Princess Diana, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge.
This lavishly illustrated guide includes poignant images of Princess Diana in her fairytale gown and stunning shots of the new Duchess of Cambridge in her Alexander McQueen wedding dress.
Written by Dr Joanna Marschner, the Senior Curator at Kensington Palace and Head of the Royal Ceremonial Dress Collection, this book looks in detail at how historic royal wedding dresses are chosen and interpreted.
Paperback, 23.5 x 18cm, 44 pages. Published by Historic Royal Palaces.
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