On June 8, the Emanuel Royal Archive goes under the hammer, as part of the Passion for Fashion Auction hosted by Kerry Taylor Auctions. The sale features lots from the wedding of Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer, including original designs and toiles for the bridesmaid dresses and a tulle petticoat Diana wore for fittings. The Emanuel chiffon blouse she wore for her engagement portrait by Lord Snowdon is expected to fetch between £10,000 and £15,000, and the final calico toile for the royal wedding gown is tipped to reach £8,000-£12,000.
If they're way out of your price range, a set of duplicate sequined veils should make £600-£1,000; an ivory tulle petticoat worn by the princess for the fittings and dress rehearsal should hit the £1,500-£2,500 mark; and you can expect to pay in the region of £600-£1,000 for a collection of fabric and tulle fragments and Nottingham lace edgings produced for the bridal and bridesmaid dresses.
The auction takes place at La Galleria, 30 Royal Opera Arcade, Pall Mall, London, is on Tuesday June 8; viewing is on June 6 and 7.
For more information, visit www.kerrytaylorauctions.com.