The designer behind Princess Diana's iconic wedding dress is launching a new label

The designer behind Princess Diana's iconic wedding dress is launching a new label

Influenced by the 1980s

Text: Meeran Mekkaoui

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Who could forget Princess Diana's iconic wedding gown? Not us, which is why we're thrilled at the news that the designer behind the dress is launching an '80s-inspired label. Here are the details...

Known as the decade of bright colours, oversized shoulders, shiny fabrics and all-round bold silhouettes, the '80s saw a slew of iconic pieces on celebrities including Sarah Jessica Parker, Madonna, Diana Ross, Brooke Shields, Pat Cleveland and the late Princess Diana

One of the most iconic gowns from the era was undoubtedly the bespoke dress Princess Diana wore when she wed Prince Charles in 1981. Created by Elizabeth Emanuel, with her then-husband David Emanuel, the former Princess of Wale's dress was seen by 750 million people worldwide. The coup quickly made Emanuel a name to know and she went on to dress Elizabeth Taylor, Carolina Herrera and Joan Collins.

Now, the British fashion designer has announced the launch of a new label, titled Emanuel Mayfair. 

According to People magazine, Elizabeth said of the collection: "That whole period of time was wonderful and 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. We will concentrate on bridal wear and evening wear — things to get dressed up in, pieces that are handcrafted and made to order."

The designer is hoping to release the collection to the public in mid-2018. In other royal news, discover Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's official engagement photos

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