I remember when I was 9 years old and I watched the magical fairy tale of Cinderella come to life with the wedding of Lady Diana to Prince Charles in 1981. I also remember years later being in Paris for the first time in 1997 just weeks after her death and seeing flowers everywhere near where she died. Cards were written to her in every language imaginable. We all learned that fairy tales are just that, fairy tales, and that although Diana regained her freedom and autonomy, she ultimately tragically lost her life at the age of 36.
But that wedding was really something amazing and I'm sure will live as the most watched wedding of all time. Most of this can be attributed to Diana's dress and that train! The super long bazillion foot train that glided through the chapel aisle. The dress was designed by the husband and wife team, David and Elizabeth Emanuel, who were fresh out of school at the time. This month, the design couple have come out with a new book, A Dress for Diana ($18.87) which features never before seen sketches, photos as well as a full documentation of the entire process. A must have for your fashion library!