Princess Diana dress exhibition coming to London

Jenny C

Jenny C

2016-11-28 15:27:26

An exhibition of Princess Diana's dresses will open in London next year.

Diana: Her Fashion Story will open to the public on February 24 at Kensington Palace – the royal house that she called home for 15 years.

Among the star items will be the blue velvet Victor Edelstein dress she wore when she famsouly danced with actor John Travolta at the White House in 1985.It auctioned for £240,000 in 2013.

A pink Emanuel blouse Diana wore when sitting for Lord Snowdon's engagement photo will also delight fashioistas and royal watchers alike.

According to the organisers, the event will “will trace the evolution of the Princess’s style, from the demure, romantic outfits of her first public appearances, to the glamour, elegance and confidence of her later life. 

"From her earliest royal engagements, everything Diana wore was closely scrutinised, and the exhibition will explore how she navigated her unique position in the public eye: learning to use her image to engage and inspire people, and to champion the causes she cared about.

A blue tartan Emanuel suit, that the princess wore in the 1980s on am official to visit to Venice will be making its exhibition debut.

Eleri Lynn, the exhibition's creator, explained to Vogue: “Our exhibition explores the story of a young woman who had to quickly learn the rules of royal and diplomatic dressing, who in the process put the spotlight on the British fashion industry and designers.”

Original sketches of many famous Diana dresses will also be on show. Outside, Kensington Gardens will star flowers inspired by the princess' renowned style.

Read more about the exhibition here.

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