Diana's favourite designer tapped to create Camilla's coronation gown
Camilla, Queen Consort has chosen the designer for her coronation dress, and its one also favoured by the late Diana, Princess of Wales.
Camilla has reportedly chosen Bruce Oldfield OBE for the illustrious event of King Charles’ coronation, and her own coronation as Queen Consort, taking place on 6 May, 2023.
The 72-year-old British fashion designer is known for his couture occasionwear and has been dressing celebrities including Jerry Hall, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Diana Ross and Sienna Miller, as well as members of the Royal Family, for decades.
Brought up and educated under the care of children's charity Barnardo's, Oldfield went on to graduate from St. Martin's School of Art before starting his own eponymous fashion business in 1975.
By 1978, he was creating custom couture designs for his high-profile clients, and by 1980, he was one of Diana’s go-to designers for public events.
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Oldfield designed some of Princess Diana’s most iconic dresses during their decades-long relationship, which turned into a close friendship, often referring to the period as “relentless” as Diana was photographed everywhere she went.
He said: “When I look back, it was relentless for her. We dressed her up like she was going to a wedding every day.”
Oldfield has since worked with other members of the Royal Family, including Camilla, and Sophie, Countess of Wessex.
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Regarding his relationship with both the Queen Consort and the late people’s princess, the veteran couturier was once quoted as saying he “gave Diana her glamour and Camilla her confidence”.
Camilla will follow in the footsteps of the late Queen Elizabeth in choosing a British designer for the coronation ceremony, as is customary for the British Royal Family.
The late monarch chose Norman Hartnell for her iconic white duchesse satin dress and deep red silk-velvet robe, which the then 27-year-old wore for her coronation service at Westminster Abbey on 2 June, 1953.
Camilla will also wear Queen Mary’s Crown for the coronation ceremony, it was revealed last week.
Yahoo UK has reached out to Bruce Oldfield and Buckingham Palace for comment.