Elizabeth Emanuel and her then-husband David are the hands responsible for Princess Diana’s iconic gown during her 1981 royal wedding to Prince Charles. Years later, Elizabeth still has a passion for design and a soft spot for 80s fashion. The 64-year-old announced that she is set to launch a new brand entitled Emanuel Mayfair. Elizabeth spoke to People about the label, which will capture the flair of the 80s and will make its debut in February 2018.
VIEW GALLERY Elizabeth and her then-husband David designed Diana's elaborate wedding dress Photo: Getty Images
"It will have the spirit of Emanuel from the days we made dresses some of the most iconic women of the time, like Elizabeth Taylor, Carolina Herrera and Joan Collins, but is taking it into the present," the British designer, who is in the process of moving to a more spacious studio and has appointed a brand new CEO to her expanding team, explained.
Reminiscing further about that time, she added: "That whole period of time was wonderful...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." Fans of Princess Diana's wedding dress will be excited to know that Elizabeth plans to focus on bridal fashion too.
VIEW GALLERY Elizabeth will channel 80s fashion with a twist for her latest line Emanuel Mayfair Photo: Getty Images
"We will concentrate on bridal wear and evening wear – things to get dressed up in, pieces that are handcrafted and made to order," she revealed. Diana's wedding gown was seen by over 700 million people worldwide and was made from exquisite silk, ivory, pure taffeta and antique lace. The train was a whopping 25 ft. long and boasted over 10,000 pearls and sequins.