New exhibition displays Princess Diana's dresses

Diana, Princess of Wales, inspired a generation of women with her fashion choices, never shying away from a new trend or opportunity to push the sartorial envelope. With the royal's most favourite looks forever in the memories of her fans, they will now have an opportunity to see her most fabulous dresses in suitably royal surroundings, at Kensington Palace.

In the new fashion exhibition, one of the most iconic pieces to go on display is a bottle-green velvet halter-neck dress from Catherine Walker that the princess wore for a photo shoot with Mario Testino.


Diana inspired a generation of women with her of-the-moment sense of style.

Another gown included is a black-and-green tartan number, also by Catherine Walker, which Diana wore for an event at Balmoral in 1990.

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Catherine Walker met Diana three months prior to her marriage to Prince Charles. The two remained close until Diana's death 16 years later.

A green velvet Catherine Walker dress worn by Diana.

Catherine supplied the princess with more than 1,000 outfits and dressed her in some of her most iconic fashions.

The exhibition will include outfits of the Queen and her late sister, Princess Margaret.

A Hardy Amies ivory dress with intricate beading on the bodice and a simple satin skirt that the Queen wore to an event in the 1970s will go on display, as well as a bright orange kaftan-style dress that the monarch wore in 1979.

A beaded dress made by Hardy Amies for the Queen.

A fur stole that was made for Margaret will also serve as part of the exhibition, as well as a pair of round tortoiseshell sunglasses that she wore outside Clarence House to celebrate the Queen Mother's 99th birthday in 1999.

Sunglasses worn by Princess Margaret.

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