Princess Diana’s Wedding Dress : Celebrity and Pop Culture
Today is the anniversary of Princess Diana’s death (August 31, 1997). In her memory, I put together some footage of , of all things, her wedding dress. It’s an interesting meditation on celebrity and pop culture.
The footage of the uncovering of her dress is so odd, it’s as if the attendants were opening King Tut’s tomb.
In actuality, the Princess clothes have been touring America and the world for the last five years.
Outside of a handful of people in my lifetime — Martin Luther King, John F Kennedy, her death seemed to galvanize the world’s eyes more than any other figure in the 20th century.
The length of the train is particularly fascinating. By historical tradition, the train’s size is to be proportional with one’s holiness.
Her funeral seemed to indicate a sacred bond with the people and the “people’s princess”.