Princess Diana's 90s Outfits To Have Their Own Museum Exhibition
In a press release the palace described the event as, "the exhibition will bring together an extraordinary collection of garments, ranging from the glamorous evening gowns worn on engagements in the eighties, to the chic Catherine Walker suits that made up Diana's working wardrobe in the nineties." It opens on February 24, 2017.
The show is said to display the pink popular Emanuel blouse Diana wore for her engagement portrait by Lord Snowdon in 1981 and the Victor Edelstein velvet gown she wore at the White House when she danced with John Travolta.
The royal residence, which was Diana's London home for 15 years, will also see the gardens modified which will mark the 20th death anniversary of the beloved Princess. The garden will feature greenery inspired by memories of the Princess's life, image and style.
The curator of the exhibition, Eleri Lynn said,
"Diana, Princess of Wales, was one of the most photographed women in the world, and every fashion choice she made was closely scrutinised. 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."
"We see her growing in confidence throughout her life, increasingly taking control of how she was represented, and intelligently communicating through her clothes. This is a story many women around the world can relate to, and we hope many visitors will join us next year, to get a closer look at some of Diana’s most iconic outfits, on display in her former home."