Last Updated on 2. January 2019

“Diana – Her Fashion Story” honours the deceased Princess

“Diana – Her Fashion Story” is a new exhibition at Kensington Palace in London which honours the deceased Princess of Wales. The collection of clothes marks the 20th anniversary of her death. Until the 17th of February 2019 December 2018 you can discover how her style changed over the years – from the shy girl working at a Kindergarten to the elegant style icon.

Development of a princess and her fashion

The collections shows blouses and dresses which were worn at official occasions in the 80s and much more elegant and modern garments which Diana wore in the 90s (after her divorce from Prince Charles). There are designer’s sketches and samples of fabric and many photos reminding us how the dressed looked on her.

The exhibition is not only a display of garments but also shows how fashion developed over time. The shoulder pads of the 80s were transferred into the style of the 90s. Things which might look hilarious and not wearable for us today, were latest fashion at that time and Diana made fashion statements with her choices. It was very important to her that what she wore was giving messages. Designer Jasper Conran remembers ‘whenever the princess discussed her clothes with me, part of it was always “what message will I be giving out if I wear this?”.

So much history inside Kensington Palace

The “Diana – Her Fashion Story” exhibition will be included into your entrance ticket for the Palace. On your way to the displays you pass the “King’s State Apartments” in which George II and Queen Caroline lived. The “King’s Grand Staircase” and the “King’s Gallery” are very impressive.

In the “Queen’s State Apartments” you will learn how Mary II and William III lived.

Both areas are well worth seeing and tell of the long history of the Palace.

Today, the Duke and the Duchess of Cambridge, William and Katherine live in the Palace with their three children joined by Prince Harry and his wife Meghan.

My visit at “Diana – Her Fashion Story”

A wonderful exhibition with beautiful garments which will be enjoyed by both fashionistas and fans of Princess Diana. The visit of the rest of the Palace is a good way to get into the right mood for the exhibition. I highly enjoyed my visit! When do you normally get so close to the dresses of a princess?!

The exhibition is very popular and advance online booking is highly recommended, especially if you come in a group. Some weekends are already sold-out completely. It’s best to check via the Homepage of the Palace.


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