Friday, 30 December 2011

Princess Di's Iconic Dresses to Go on Display.

Still bummed you missed Kate Middleton's wedding dress display this summer? Well royal aficionados, don't fret. Starting in March, some of Princess Diana's most famous frocks will be shown at Kensington Palace next year. The Diana exhibit will include several dresses that haven't been seen in public since the late icon wore them in the '80s.

The display will include ensembles like the famous ivory Catherine Walker dress she wore in her Vanity Fair photo shoot, the black taffeta gown she wore for her first public appearance as Prince Charles' wife, and a fuchsia sari-style gown worn to a dinner for the King of Thailand. The exhibit also coincides with an $18.8 million renovation to the palace, which was once Di's home.

Palace curator Deirdre Murphy says, "We have carefully selected this collection of exquisite dresses to illustrate to visitors Diana's evolving style and the important role fashion played in creating her public image. Diana promoted designers very well, something that carries on with members of the royal family today."

The exhibit will run from late March through September 2012. Hopefully Queen Elizabeth will find this showing a little less creepy than the last.

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