The first British bridal gown to have been designed by Dolce & Gabbana has gone on display at Blenheim Palace…
Blenheim Palace has an exciting new exhibit, as Dolce & Gabbana’s first UK wedding dress goes on display. Created for Camilla Thorp, now Lady Blandfold, the historic dress is on display in the Long Library of the Oxfordshire Palace.
Lady Blandford married her childhood sweetheart Lord George Blandford, heir to the Duke of Marlborough, in September last year, wearing the incredible Dolce and Gabbana design. The wow-worthy gown features an off-the-shoulder lace bodice with tiny, pale pink and white appliqued flowers and seed pearls. The skirt is made up of layers of tulle for volume and topped with organza. Lace is also featured on the hem of the skirt and around the edge of the silk tulle veil.
Camilla is said to have been closely involved in the design process, and also underwent an elaborate measuring process during a visit to the Milan fashion house. In fact, the measurements were so accurate that, on a final fitting two days before the ceremony, the dress required only ‘a couple of tweaks’ to fit perfectly.
To complete the beautiful look, Camilla also wore a diamond and pearl-encrusted Boucheron tiara, an heirloom which has been in the Marlborough family since 1895. The piece was originally a wedding gift to Consuelo Vanberbilt, the so-called ‘Dollar Princess’, from her father and she wore it during her wedding to the 9th Duke in 1921.