Diana: Her Fashion Story

When

24 February 2017 - 17 February 2019


Ticketing information

This exhibition is closed.


The definitive dress exhibition

Trace the evolution of Diana, Princess of Wales' style, from the demure, romantic dresses and other outfits of her first public appearances, to the glamour, elegance and confidence of her later life.

Among the highlights in this critically-acclaimed exhibition is Victor Edelstein's iconic ink blue velvet gown, famously worn at the White House when the Princess danced with John Travolta.

The exhibition also includes never-before displayed outfits such as a sumptuous Victor Edelstein evening gown worn for an official portrait by Terence Donovan.

New discoveries and original designs

A blue tartan Emanuel coat, worn for an official visit to Venice in the 1980s, went on public display at Kensington Palace for the first time in 2017.

The coat, a rare survival of the Princess's daywear, was only recently rediscovered and acquired by Historic Royal Palaces at auction.

In this elegant exhibition at Diana's former London home, her relationship with her favourite designers is explored through a display of some of their original fashion sketches, created for her during the design process.

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Photo of exhibits at the Diana: Her Fashion Story at Kensington Palace
Bright turqiose and pale pink dresses on display in a bright white room as part of the Diana: Her Fashon Story exhibition
A floral display reading '200 years' outside the East Front of Kensington Palace, under a bright blue sky and surrounded by formal lawn. The palace is in the background.
Things to see

Walk in the footsteps of royalty in the beautiful Kensington Palace gardens.

Open Wed - Sun

Kensington Palace

Free

A large four poster bed covered in detailed period fabric, in a bedroom covered in dark green wall decor
Things to see

Explore the beautiful private rooms at Kensington Palace where Mary II once took her meals, relaxed and entertained.

Open

Kensington Palace

Included in palace admission (members go free)

A guide shows a group of visitors the Throne Room in the State Rooms at Hillsborough Castle and Gardens. Two red and gold thrones sit at one end of the room and the walls are lined with green silk damask and the walls are lined with historical artwork.
Things to see

Discover elegant State Rooms still used by the royal family inside Hillsborough Castle.

Open

Hillsborough Castle

Included in combined castle tour and gardens tickets (members go free)

A fascinating history of the rules governing royal dress and the modern royals who make 'dressing for the job' an art form.

Modern Royal Fashion

A fascinating history of the rules governing royal dress and the modern royals who make 'dressing for the job' an art form.

£10.99

An authoritative history of London's palaces by David Souden, Lucy Worsley and Brett Dolman. Foreword by HRH The Prince of Wales.

The Royal Palaces of London

An authoritative history of London's palaces by David Souden, Lucy Worsley and Brett Dolman. Foreword by HRH The Prince of Wales.

£17.95

Spencer Tiara Ring
This delicate ring is inspired by the Spencer tiara worn by Diana, Princess of Wales on her wedding day.

Spencer tiara ring

This delicate ring is inspired by the Spencer tiara worn by Diana, Princess of Wales on her wedding day.

£50.00