In the 80s there were few fashion icons who stood out like Princess Diana.
While her life turned out to not be the fairy tale many thought it was, she was to many the people’s princess. Though she never ascended to the throne (and eventually divorced Prince Charles) she was for some a the embodiment of the Disney Princesses — a real person who style of dress was admired and revered.
Now, The Guardian reports that an exhibition will be held to celebrate her style on the 20th anniversary of her death. To attend you will have to cross the pond as it the show Diana: Her Fashion Story will open at Kensington palace, her home for 15 years, on February 24, 2017.
The 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,” said a statement from the organizers.”
Of course Diana in some ways remains an important figure as her son, Prince William, will eventually become the King of England and his wife, Kate Middleton, has become a fashion icon in her own right. The upcoming exhibition will celebrate the influence Lady Di had over the fashion world.
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.” the exhibition’s curator, Eleri Lynn, told Vogue: “