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Kensington Palace: Princess Diana Exhibition

Updated: May 15, 2019

Earlier less year Kensington Palace decided to showcase fashion sketches of Princess Diana favorite designer which is currently on display. The exhibition gives an intimate look at the late princess and her style. The eight intricate sketches are by David Sassoon include designs for the going away outfit that the princess wore after her 1981 wedding, a maternity dress she wore while pregnant with Prince William in 1982 and an evening gown for a 1991 premiere. There is also a beautiful Catherine Walker gown that was by Diana to a state dinner in Bangkok in February 1988.The tribute gives horror to the Thai Chakradhar, traditional dress of Thailand; the pink and purple fabric reflects colors of the lotus blossom.

The sketches are displayed along corridor Princess’s Court Arcade in the west London palace. A case containing the Catherine Walker evening also been displayed in Stone Hall. The show is a successor to the exhibit Diana: “Her Fashion Story” show which has recently closed. Princess Diana has lived at the palace for sixteen years and regularly met designers there, poring over the sketches and collaborating on the creation of bespoke garments. It is quite amazing that they able to show a small element of that creative process at the palace today with this collection of sketches and of course the finished product a striking evening gown.

The sketches, which also show Diana’s annotation will be changed every six months to show a variety of designs created for the late princess. The sketches, which also show Diana’s annotations, will be changed every six months to show a variety of designs created for the late princess. The eight displayed initially are Diana’s going away suit from 1981; a chiffon maternity dress from 1982; a red velvet maternity dress from 1982; a dress for a tour of Australia in 1983; an outfit for a tour of Norway in 1984; a suit from 1986; an evening dress from 1990; and an evening dress worn in 1991.Kensington Palace is open to the public with exhibitions managed by charity Historic Royal Palaces.

Sources: Pictures by Editor

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