Princess Diana dresses are like the holy grail of Lady Di memorabilia.
It's no surprise that David and Elizabeth Emanuel, the design duo who created Princess Diana's wedding dress and her iconic black dress are trying to cash in on their Di connection. The Emanuels created a limited-edition gift package to commemorate the 10th anniversary of her death.
The £1000 gift package contains a copy of the Emanuels' 250-page book of Diana dress sketches as well as a certified piece of material taken from the original bolt of silk used in Princess Diana's dress patterns.
At the risk of incurring Diana-fan wrath, I have to admit that the whole idea of selling fabric scraps strikes me as quite odd. Take away the Diana mythology, and the Emanuel gift package starts to sound a lot like religious relics from the Middle Ages. Granted, a piece of Diana fabric isn't as macabre as the femur of John the Baptist, but it's arguably just as weird.