For those of us who remain’s fans, it comes as welcome news indeed that we get a chance to see her gorgeous dresses that will go on display at Kensington Palace, which is preparing to officially reopen for public viewing on March 26, 2012.
The sartorial display of Princess Diana’s gowns is part of Kensington Palace’s refurbishment project that reportedly has cost some 12 million pounds, in time for Queen Elizabeth’s Diamond Jubilee.
On display are some pretty stunning creations including one red and purple ethereal goddess gown by Catherine Walker that was worn by Princess Diana during an official visit to Thailand in 1988.
Part of Princess Diana’s formal black dress collection to be put on display include a beaded black and white Bellville Sassoon cocktail dress designed by Lorcan Mullany and worn by Princess Diana to a performance by the London Symphony Orchestra in 1989.
The famous black silk taffeta gown by Emanuel, worn to Diana’s first official engagement with the Prince of Wales on March 9, 1981 at Goldsmith's Hall, and the proverbial LBD (little black dress) designed byworn by Princess Diana to the Apollo 13 film premiere in London in 1995.
In addition to a display of dresses worn by Diana, Princess of Wales, the refurbishment includes the sprucing up of the King and Queen's state apartments as well as an exhibition charting the life of Queen Victoria.
Some very lucky people will get a chance to view these dresses in person at Kensington Palace but in case you cannot quite make it out there, here’s my slide show…