Kensington Palace has revealed further details of its upcoming exhibition ‘Diana: Her Fashion Story’ which opens in just over three months on February 24th 2017.
Marking twenty years since her death, the exhibition will celebrate Diana “as a princess, as a trendsetter and as a patron and advocate of charities” and will include a temporary garden filled with tulips, forget-me-nots and English roses.
Reflecting the fact that everything the Princess wore was closely scrutinised, the curators have selected everything from evening gowns worn on engagements in the 1980s, to the Catherine Walker suits that made up her ‘working wardrobe’ in the 1990s.
To the delight of fashion fans and those who watched Diana’s personal style evolve, highlights will also include a pale pink Emanuel blouse worn for her engagement portrait by Lord Snowdon in 1981, and a velvet gown by Victor Edelstein famously worn at the White House when the Princess danced with John Travolta. Additionally, a tartan Emanuel suit, worn for an official visit to Venice in the 1980s, will also go on display in public for the first time. Also to be featured are original fashion sketches from Diana’s favourite designers.
Entrance to ‘Diana: Her Fashion Story’ will be included in the palace admission price. Tickets for March 2017- 2018 will be available to buy online from 1 December 2016.