mercoledì 21 marzo 2012

A Truly Magical Display Of Princess Diana Dresses at Kensington Palace

Designer dresses worn by Diana, Princess of Wales, have been unveiled at an exhibition preview at Kensington Palace. The collection of five outfits, called Diana: Glimpses Of A Modern Princess, is one of a number of exhibitions to open following a $19 million restoration of her former home.
Classic cocktail frocks, formal gowns and evening dresses will go on display when the west London palace reopens to the public on March 26th.

A fuchsia and purple silk chiffon sari style dress by Catherine Walker was worn by Diana in Thailand for the Royal tour in February 1988 has gone on display at Kensington Palace

The star of the show is a black taffeta floor-length gown worn by the Princess of Wales on her first official engagement at the Royal Opera House in 1981, which marked the beginning of her rise as a fashion plate.

A black silk shift evening dress by Versace, which she wore to the 1995 premiere of Apollo 13, an ivory silk formal dinner dress, a fuchsia and purple silk chiffon sari dress and a black and white cocktail dress complete the set.

monochrome cocktail dress designed by Bellville Sassoon

black Versace dress she wore to the Apollo 13 premier in 1995.

The show is presented against a set created by interior designer Finola Inger, includes bespoke wallpaper designed by Julie Verhoeven
Deirdre Murphy, curator, said: 'We have carefully selected this collection of exquisite dresses to illustrate to visitors Diana’s evolving style and the important role fashion played in creating her public image.
'As the princess’s former home, Kensington Place is an ideal setting to showcase these gowns – the atmosphere of the display will be truly magical.'
Credit to dailymail.

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