Art handlers Nick Grossmark and Graeme Murton show off the 275 yards of pearl-studded silk taffeta, tulle and netting that comprise the most famous wedding gown in the world, the one worn by Princess Diana on her royal wedding day back in 1981Princess Diana\’s Wedding Dress Arrives in Manhattan for Exhibit [VIDEO]
We get a lot of celebrities coming through the TODAY doors (George Clooney, Lady Gaga, Richard Simmons…), but this morning’s guest really takes the (wedding) cake: Princess Diana’s iconic dress.
The taffeta-drenched piece of royal history, in all its 25-foot-train glory, was live in Studio 1A, having come directly from Grand Rapids, Michigan as part of a Princess Diana exhibit (next stop, Kansas City!). Like most celebrities, the dress comes with its own security, and only three people – including our guests, art handlers Nick Grossmark and Graeme Murton – were actually allowed to touch it. The dress technically belongs to Prince William and Prince Harry, but is currently in the care of Diana’s family, the Althorp Estate. Take a look at the famous gown: