The Duchess of York, 1986

Australian Women’s Weekly NZ - - THE ROYAL WEDDING -

So­ci­ety de­signer Lindka Cier­ach worked se­cretly in her ate­lier with a team of seam­stresses for weeks to cre­ate the vo­lu­mi­nous, rich ivory silk gown that Sarah Fer­gu­son wore when she mar­ried Prince An­drew. Sarah col­lab­o­rated closely with Lindka to de­sign a spec­tac­u­lar, show-stop­ping dress which show­cased her love for the Prince, with tributes and per­sonal de­tails, such as the large beaded “A” for An­drew on the train. The beaded bodice and padded sleeves re­flected the grandiose style of the time. A large bow adorned the back, which opened out into a five-me­tre train. Hearts and waves adorned the bodice, while this­tles, flow­ers, bum­ble­bees and an an­chor were em­broi­dered into the train. For her walk down the aisle and the cer­e­mony, Sarah wore a coronet of gar­de­nias, which was re­moved at the end to re­veal a tiara of leaves ren­dered in di­a­mond-stud­ded plat­inum that had been given to her by Queen El­iz­a­beth II.

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