An exact ‘just in case’ replica of Princess Diana’s famous wedding dress and accompanying shoes have sold at auction for the grand sum of £84,000.
Commissioned by Princess Diana herself, the back-up dress was made by David Emanuel, who was also responsible for the original lavish gown.
It had been in the possession of Madame Tussauds in London before being sold to a private collector for £48,000 by a fashion museum in Chile.
The size 6.5 shoes that complete the gown are also identical to those worn at the 1981 Royal Wedding. As part of their intricate design they include an interwoven C and D on their sole. They were sold for £36,000 by their original designer as Diana’s mother had not paid for the spare pair.
Speaking of the shoes, auctioneer Kerry Taylor said: “They are identical to the ones Diana wore for her wedding – absolutely the same. She could have changed the left or the right and you wouldn’t notice the difference. They were made in case her first pair got stained or damaged, or something happened to them on the day.”