Diana: a Princess remembered
'Diana: a Princess remembered' was an audiovisual exhibition drawing on memorable moments in the life of the Princess. The exhibition ran from 30 June 2007 to 31 March 2008.
About the exhibition
Beginning with the shy teenage girl who captured hearts around the world and then as a blushing bride, the exhibition followed her growth into a sophisticated princess and dedicated mother, who became internationally respected and admired as much for her beauty as for her tireless work for charities.
Princess, mother, fashion icon, humanitarian
These themes were explored through the largest collection of images of Princess Diana on public display in the anniversary year.
There were also interviews with people who knew the Princess of Wales personally. Designers Elizabeth Emanuel, Bruce Oldfield and David Sassoon talked about working with the Princess to create the stunning evening dresses and formal day wear for which she was renowned.
Photographers Jayne Fincher, Tim Graham, Arthur Edwards and Ian Jones discussed their memories and stories about photographing one of the world’s most iconic women, during her public duties but also at more private moments.
Representatives from some of the many charities for whom Princess Diana was a patron and supported recalled her work with them, and how she often used her celebrity to bring difficult issues to the fore, raising awareness and deepening understanding of important causes.
The tour finished with a set of stunning portraits of the Princess of Wales by Mario Testino and an interview with the photographer in which he told the story of probably her most famous photo shoot.
A selection of Diana’s dresses, that raised a staggering $5.7 million for charitable causes when auctioned, were also displayed.