Uncrating a royal wedding dress
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Nick Grossmark (front) and Graeme Murton (back) are the official dress handlers for the exhibit.
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Murton and Grossmark are the only two people in the world allowed to handle the iconic wedding gown.
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Some facts about the dress:
- In keeping with tradition, most of the materials for it are from Britain.
- The dress was made of six different fabrics, including 25 yards of silk taffeta, 100 yards of tulle crinoline and 150 yards of netting for the veil.
- The entire gown is hand-embroidered with more than 10,000 tiny mother-of-pearl sequins and pearls.
- The 25-foot silk train is the longest in Royal history (There were five months of intense dress fittings and Diana had to have rehearsals to practice walking with the extra-long train.)
This is the final stop for the exhibition, which runs February 14 through August 17 at the Museum Center.