Marking Diana’s life as princess, mother, fashion icon and humanitarian, the exhibition features over two hundred photographs, alongside memorable film footage of one of the world’s most famous and admired women. The exhibition will run until the beginning of January 2008.
Diana: a Princess remembered is an audiovisual exhibition drawing on memorable moments in the life of the Princess. Beginning with the shy teenage girl who captured hearts around the world and then as a blushing bride, the exhibition follows 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.
Hundreds of photographs have been brought together with television footage, to create the largest collection of images of Princess Diana on public display in this anniversary year. The exhibition looks back over Diana’s life and achievements focusing on four memorable aspects of her life as: princess, mother, fashion icon and humanitarian.
These themes are also explored through interviews with people who knew the Princess of Wales personally. Designers Elizabeth Emanuel, Bruce Oldfield and David Sassoon talk 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 talk through their memories and stories about photographing one of the world’s most iconic women, during her public duties but also at more private moments. Finally, representatives from some of the many charities she patronised and supported recall the Princess’s 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 finishes with a set of stunning portraits of the Princess of Wales by Mario Testino and an interview with the photographer in which he tells 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, are also displayed.
Diana: a Princess remembered will be open daily from Saturday 30 June 2007 until the end of the year. Entry to the exhibition is included in the admission Kensington Palace ticket holders.
To mark the 10th anniversary of the Princess’s death, Diana: Fashion & Style by Kensington Palace Curators Beatrice Behlen and Joanna Marschner (with foreword by Suzy Menkes) published by Pitkin in association with Historic Royal Palaces, celebrates the development of Diana, Princess of Wales’s style with beautiful illustrations and an authoritative text.