Princess Diana came and bought some dresses from David and his wife before they knew she was famous, and all of a sudden one of their dresses was on the news. Later, Princess Diana herself called them personally and asked them to take on the challenge of making her wedding dress.
"We didn’t say a word and then we wondered if perhaps it was a hoax call and a bad joke," he said. "Suddenly, Diana rang again and apologised as she’d been busy. But I had no idea how designing her wedding dress would have an effect on the rest of my career.”
The process of designing it was top secret, and David described the lengths they went to to protect the design. "I showed her a sketch and ripped the sketch up because we didn't want it floating around," he said.
When asked what it was like dressing Diana, he said he loved the experience.
"She was delinquent, delicious, wonderful, real and adorable. She was simply young and fresh. I wanted the dress to reflect that but she was going in as Lady Diana Spencer and coming out as the Princess of Wales. St Paul’s Cathedral was very grand," he said. "If you did a subtle little number it’s not going to work to an audience of seven hundred billion people!"
When Princess Diana saw the dress, apparently she said it was 'fabulous'! And the rest is history.