Do you have £1,000 to spare?
Then you may like to invest in a four-inch swathe of silk that didn’t make it into Princess Diana’s wedding dress as designers David and Elizabeth Emanuel further cash in on their most famous creation.
Pieces of cloth from the dress, which had a 25-ft train, accompany a book called A Dress for Diana, written by the couple and there are 1,000 samples up for sale.
The silk that did not make the cut into the dress was kept in a bank vault for years.
Elizabeth Emanuel has denied exploiting public devotion for the princess — although their book, which was originally supposed to come out on the 25th anniversary of the wedding is now launched to tie in with the 10th anniversary of Diana’s death.
“It’s not a bit of her,” Emanuel said. “It’s a bit of the day and the whole experience of that time.”
If you say so, my love. [Linda Jones]