Scheduled to open in Kensington Palace on the 24th of February 2017, the exhibition ‘Diana: Her Fashion Story’ will be held to celebrate the life of a princess who has influenced fashion significantly as a trendsetter of her time.
The exhibition itself will play host to a collection of garments worn by the Princess herself, from glamorous and elegant evening gowns to formal yet stylish suits. Each piece on display tells their own story of how the Princess elevated herself as a fashion icon in the eyes of the world. There will also be iconic pieces on show as well, such as Victor Edelstein’s iconic ink blue velvet gown which the Princess famously wore when she danced with John Travolta in the White House, and a first public showing of a blue tartan Emanuel suit which was worn by the princess on a visit to Venice in the 1980s after it was acquired by Historic Royal Palaces through auction.
The garden of Kensington Palace, which was her home for 15 years, will also complement the palace’s exhibition with new flowers and foliage inspired by the Princess’s life, image and style to create a temporary White Garden, as a homage to the princess’ profound admiration for the changing floral displays in the historic Sunken Garden.