In France, 1988President Mitterrand hosted a banquet at the Élysée Palace for the Prince and Princess of Wales during their November 1988 trip to France, and the Princess picked a Victor Edelstein design for the occasion. The embroidery on the bodice and long-sleeved bolero jacket was both the star of the show and its specific connection to France: the floral design of simulated pearls and white bugle beads outlined in silver and gold was hand embroidered by Hurel, the famed French couture embroidery house. The oyster duchesse satin dress also featured a skirt with a tucked bustle effect at the back.
Cambridge Lover's Knot Tiara for a later portrait sitting.
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|The dress also made its way onto book and magazine covers|