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Designer Elizabeth Emanuel opens the exhibition dedicated to the style of Princess Diana at at Newbridge Silverware

Designer Elizabeth Emanuel opens the exhibition dedicated to the style of Princess Diana at at Newbridge Silverware

Designer Elizabeth Emanuel opens the exhibition dedicated to the style of Princess Diana at at Newbridge Silverware

Parts of Princess Diana's wedding dress have gone on show in Ireland.

Newbridge Silverware and the Museum of Style Icons, in Co Kildare, launched its extended Diana Exhibition this week.

It contains never before displayed garments, patterns, toiles and pieces of the wedding dress.

It opened on Wednesday to coincide with the late Princess' birthday - Diana would have celebrated her 59th birthday.

Pauline Doyle, curator of the exhibition and museum, said: "Although it is almost 23 years since her death, her fashion legacy still endures."

The wedding of Charles and Diana in 1981 drew a worldwide TV audience of around 700m.

Her dress was made of ivory silk, pure taffeta and incorporated antique lace, 10,000 pearls and had a 25ft train.

Diana was killed in a car crash in Paris in 1997.

Belfast Telegraph