Fashion Designer Elizabeth Emanuel Goes Mass Market

It all started when Isaac Mizrahi designed a line of affordable designer clothes for Target.  It sold so well that he was quickly joined by Todd Oldham (furniture), Liz Lange (maternity), and Sonia Kashuk (makeup).  Now, British Discount Retail BHS (British Home Store) has done the same by adding one of England’s most popular designers to their collection:  Elizabeth Emanuel.

If that name sounds familiar, it should:  she and ex-husband David Emanuel designed the wedding gown that Lady Diana Spencer wore for her wedding to Prince Charles in 1981.  While Elizabeth and David split in the late 80’s, Elizabeth continues to design frothy wedding gowns for the European elite.  You can see those fairy tale-like confections at her website.

But if your budget runs more to commoner than princess, check out her “Art of Elegance” line at BHS.  Nothing costs more than £495 (around US $990), and the gowns are lovely.  Designer gown on a budget?  Awesome!

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