An Exhibition About The Style Of Princess Diana Opened In London

An Exhibition About The Style Of Princess Diana Opened In London
An Exhibition About The Style Of Princess Diana Opened In London

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The summer of 2017 will mark 20 years since the death of Princess Diana. It was decided to coincide with this sad date with the exhibition "Diana: Her Fashion Story", which opened on February 24 at Kensington Palace. The organizers of the exhibition set out to show the evolution of Lady Dee's style: from the modest outfits in which she first appeared in public, to luxurious dresses for formal receptions.

In total, in the halls of Kensington Palace, where Diana lived, and now the residence of Prince William and Kate Middleton, 25 items of her wardrobe are exhibited. One of them is a modest chiffon blouse with a ribbon collar. In 1981, the year of her engagement and wedding with Prince Charles, Diana appeared in her on the pages of British Vogue. The couple then spent their honeymoon at Balmoral Castle in Scotland, and the brown check tweed suit that Lady Dee wore during the trip is on display today.

The exhibition also includes several dresses in which Princess Diana appeared on the front pages of newspapers. One of them, in the evening, is the handiwork of Catherine Walker. To create a dress from soft blue chiffon, in which Lady Dee appeared at the Cannes Film Festival in 1987, the designer was inspired by the image of the actress Grace Kelly in Alfred Hitchcock's To Catch a Thief. Catherine Walker has worked on things for Diana more than once. So, a year earlier, the princess went on an official visit to Austria in a dress that she herself dubbed "the mermaid". All because of the rich emerald color, the form-fitting silhouette and hundreds of sequins as decoration.

Princess Diana was a darling of the British, and over the years has become a trendsetter. “If she appeared on the cover of a magazine, the demand for the clothes she was wearing increased by 40%,” said exhibition curator Libby Thompson. And designer Jasper Conran noted that it was extremely important for Lady Dee what the message was in what she was wearing. “Every time, when discussing clothes with me, the princess wondered:“What message will I broadcast if I wear this?”. For her, there was a language of clothing, "- quotes the words of Conran Bloomberg.

Diana, whose height was 178 cm, complemented her images with low-heeled shoes and was not afraid to wear bright things. So, in 1996, Diana visited a center for HIV-infected and AIDS patients in a scarlet suit.

The exhibition "Diana: Her Fashion Story" will run until 2018 (the exact closing date of the exhibition is not yet known).>

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