Since her designs first set the fashion world alight in the Eighties, Elizabeth Emanuel has been firmly established as one of the leading British Couturiers of our time. This spring, Elizabeth launched her much anticipated new couture collection with Atelier Elizabeth – which has already been worn by iconic celebrities Madonna and Cher, once again becoming the designer name on everyone’s lips.
Elizabeth’s highly individual and instantly recognisable style appeals to a wide range of clients of all ages and backgrounds. Over the years Elizabeth has had the pleasure of dressing members of the royal family as well as many of the world’s most well-known celebrities including Bianca Jagger, Elizabeth Taylor, Elizabeth Hurley, Charlize Theron, Barbara and Ringo Starr, Billy and Pamela Connolly, Paula Abdul, Sharon Osbourne, Joan Collins, and Richard and Joan Branson. Most recently, the launch of her new collection has attracted a new generation to her creations, including Rita Ora, Christina Aguilera, Priyanka Chopra and Raye.
Born and raised in London, Elizabeth and her ex-husband David Emanuel were the first married couple to be accepted at the Royal College of Art.
In 1981, Lady Diana Spencer chose the Emanuels to create her gown for her forthcoming marriage to HRH Prince Charles. 700 million television viewers around the world watched the royal wedding, and Princess Diana’s wedding gown became the most iconic wedding dress of the century. This led to a long relationship with Princess Diana, with the Emanuel’s repeatedly dressing her for various public appearances.
At the core of Elizabeth’s latest couture collection is exquisite tailoring and captivatingly unpredictable combinations of fabrics, mixing sumptuous silks and rich embroidery with vintage grain sacking, encapsulating a refined modernity; an anarchy of layers of sublime simplicity and tantalizing sensuality for a new era touched by history and with a rebellious freedom of expression – the unique handwriting of a uniquely original British couturier and creator.