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Kensington Palace Announces Beautiful Princess Diana Exhibition

Her most memorable outfits will go on display February 2017

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Kensington Palace Announces Beautiful Princess Diana Exhibition

Exciting news for fashion lovers! An exhibition to celebrate the style of Princess Diana will open at Kensington palace, her home for 15 years, this February 2017.

The organisers have said that exhibition will "bring together an extraordinary collection of garments ranging from the glamorous evening gowns worn on engagements in the 80s, to the chic Catherine Walker suits that made up Diana’s working wardrobe in the 90s."

Next September will mark 20 years since Princess Diana's tragic death and to commemorate the anniversary, 26 of her most memorable outfits will go on display in the Diana: Her Fashion Story exhibit.

The exhibit's curator, Eleri Lynn, told 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."

One of the highlights of the new Princess Diana exhibition will be the midnight blue velvet dress designed by Victor Edelstein that Diana wore when she danced with John Travolta at a White House gala dinner in 1985. 

 

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As well as displaying many of the Princess’s most memorable outfits, the royal residence will also see the gardens transformed into a ‘White Garden.’ The temporary graden will feature "flowers and foliage inspired by memories of the Princess’s life, image and style," including tulips and English white roses.

According to reports, both of her sons, the Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry, have given their blessing and there are likely to be more events next year to commemorate their late mother.