In this elegant new display at Diana, Princess of Wales' former home of Kensington Palace, a piece from Diana's wardrobe complements original sketches created for her during the design process.
Diana's handwritten comments, added alongside her favourite designs, demonstrate the joy she found in fashion.
The Princess wore this gown on a number of occasions, reflecting her different roles as a patron of the arts and charities, as an ambassador, and fashion icon.
Catherine Walker was one of the Princess’s most trusted designers. They worked together to refine Diana’s image, developing what Walker called her 'royal uniform'.
The fact the Princess wore this dress so many times would suggest it was one of her favourites.
David Sassoon was one of Diana, Princess of Wales' favourite designers. This collection of sketches charts the Princess's move from the romantic outfits of her marriage to the confident working wardrobe of her later life.
Designs include a sketch for her going away outfit, worn to board the train for her honeymoon in 1981, and a playful tuxedo-style evening dress worn in 1989.
Also among the display is an annotated sketch for a white chiffon maternity dress, which the Princess wore when pregnant with Prince William and then again with Prince Harry.
Choose from our stunning collection of jewellery, including pieces inspired by the palaces and the people who lived in them. These beautiful collections include necklaces, rings, earrings, charm bracelets, bangles and pendants.
Originally the childhood home of Queen Victoria, later home to Princess Margaret and Princess Diana and now the official residence of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Kensington Palace is one of the more fashionable and stylish of our palaces.