The Crown's Emma Corrin reveals the work that went into Diana's wedding dress
The Crown star Emma Corrin has given a behind the scenes look at the amount of work that went into creating Princess Diana’s wedding dress for season four.
The latest installment in the series follows Queen Elizabeth II’s (Olivia Coleman) reign up to the 1990s before a new cast takes over.
The actress wears the iconic gown when Princess Diana weds Prince Charles (Josh O’Connor) in 1981.
Costume designer Amy Roberts wanted to capture the ‘spirit and style’ of the original dress, designed by David and Elizabeth Emanuel, without making a replica for Emma.
She has got it pretty spot on from its large, balloon sleeves to full dramatic train.
Emma has shared a glimpse at how the garment came together, although it’s probably just a snippet of what went on.
A video she posted on Instagram – part of a series of behind-the-scenes photos and clips from filming – the actress, wearing the dress, waits patiently as the sweeping train is made.
A team can be seen holding out rolls of material while one woman stands up with a long trail of sheer material.
Other photos include her co-star Josh as they muck about on set, a video of her knitting in between takes, and another pic of Emma in the make up chair with her wig at a funny angle.
The star previously recalled how the cast and crew were stunned into silence when she arrived on set wearing the dress.
‘The Emanuels, who designed the original, gave us the patterns, and then it was made for me,’ she told Vogue.
‘We were filming the scene when you first see her in the wedding dress – I think it was Lancaster House in London – and I had a team of about 10 people helping me put it on, because it’s massive.
‘I walked out and everyone went completely silent. More than anything else I wear in the series, it’s so… it’s her.’
The Crown season four is on Netflix now.
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