Maybe you haven’t heard the royal news, but Princess Diana’s wedding dress is currently traveling on a national tour, and last Wednesday it arrived here at the Mall of America for Diana, A Celebration Exhibition. Diana, A Celebration is an award-winning display that chronicles the life and work of Diana, Princess of Wales.
The dress and many other articles are on loan from the Althorp Estate in England and the exhibition contains 150 objects, ranging from Princess Diana’s royal wedding gown and 28 of her designer dresses to family heirlooms, personal mementoes, paintings and rare home movies and photos.
Princess Diana’s dress is probably the most prized piece of the collection and with it’s iconic history, it will attract a lot of people to the exhibit. We had to do a bit of research before appearing on air, so we have some fun facts to share. A little about the dress– It was made of ivory silk taffeta, antique lace and 10,000 hand-sewn pearls. The most discussed aspect of the design was that it featured an amazing 25-foot train. An interesting fact, too, is that designers Elizabeth and David Emanuel reported that they “sewed her into the dress” for a perfect fit.
We were called in to do a live segment for our local station, KSTP Channel 5 to talk about the dress, and Princess Diana as a fashion inspiration and her influence on the world. Our segment aired at 8am on Thursday morning, and we chatted quickly with one of the local anchors at the KSTP station in St. Paul. Follow this link for a clip of our segment.
More information about the exhibit can be found online. Make sure to check it out– you have some time– it will be at the Mall of America until mid-June. Additional ticket and hour details:
|Child (under 12)||$13.50|
* VIP tickets are valid for any day, all other tickets are date specific
|Monday – Thursday||Noon – 8 p.m.|
|Friday & Saturday||10 a.m. – 10 p.m.|
|Sunday||11 a.m. – 7 p.m.|
Ticketmaster.com | 1-800-745-3000
In person: Exhibition Box Office (no service fees)
Discounts available for groups of 15 or more.
For group tickets, please contact:
952-883-8809 | firstname.lastname@example.org