From secrets revealed to who inherited the most iconic wedding dress in modern history.
As Lady Diana Spencer stepped out of Clarence House on July 29, 1981, reporters everywhere ripped open sealed envelopes revealing the "most closely guarded secret in fashion history." Details about the design of the future Princess of Wales' wedding dress managed to remain under lock and key until hours before the ceremony, and the dramatic unveiling did not disappoint.
The ivory taffeta gown later sparked copycats around the world, cementing the over-the-top, all-about-frills aesthetic '80s bridal was best known for. With elaborate embroidery, 10,000 pearls, and a 25-foot-long train, Diana's custom wedding dress that she wore during her nuptials to Prince Charles has undoubtedly become the most iconic in modern history. Here, everything you need to know about Princess Diana's wedding gown—from the intricacies of the design to the secrets that have emerged over time.