16 junho 2012

Shoulderpads, mullet hems and acres of taffeta... Diana's most iconic Eighties fashion moments remembered in new exhibition


A priceless collection of the late Princess Diana's most prized possessions are being put on display for the first time.
Thousands of items, from evening gowns, heirlooms and personal accessories, to photographs, letters and designer sketches, will be showcased in Diana: Legacy of a Princess, in Long Beach, California.
The exhibition, set to open June 16, is on the historic ship The Queen Mary, and also includes a garden bench that was a wedding gift for Prince Charles and the late Princess, as well as cherished pieces from other members of the Royal family too.
PRINCESS OF WALES - 17TH JULY 1987
Diana Legacy of a Princess
Eighties classic: Princess Diana wore this full-skirted black-and-red evening gown in July 1987. It is just one of many of her dresses on display in Long Beach, California, as part of the Diana: Legacy of a Princess exhibition
DIANA, PRINCESS OF WALES MAY1993 SHE IS WEARING A LACE AND PLEATED CHIFFON BY JACQUES AZAGURY
Diana Legacy of a Princess
White out: The belted Joseph Azagury ensemble that is part of the exhibition on the remodelled Queen Mary was bang on trend when Diana wore it in 1993 
Many of the dresses on display make up some of the late Princess's most iconic style moments, including one long-sleeve, lace and pleated chiffon evening gown worn by the Princess in May, 1993.

Designed by Jacques Azagury, she wore the white dress to a charity gala performance of Mozart's The Magic Flute, in aid of the British Lung Foundation.
Another famous favourite on display is a floral-print strapless silk taffeta dress designed by Catherine Walker.
DIANA, PRINCESS OF WALES - 21 June 1988. Princess of Wales wearing a strapless and split evening dress, as she arrives for the premiere of the film Crocodile Dundee...ROYALTY
Diana Legacy of a Princess
Repeat performance: Diana wore this printed Catherine Walker gown to the premiere of Crocodile Dundee in 1988, then again for the Canadian premiere of the sequel in 1991
Diana Legacy of a Princess
Diana Legacy of a Princess
Diana Legacy of a Princess
Detailed: Visitors will be able to see up-close the intricate lace and embellishments of Diana's couture gowns
Diana Legacy of a Princess
Diana Legacy of a Princess
A dress to impress: A worker arranges a gown on the its mannequin ahead of the exhibition's opening to the public tomorrow. Diana's most famous fashion moments are recalled in the display of countless garments
The Princess wore the evening dress to a premiere of the film Crocodile Dundee on June 21, 1988, and again for the Canadian premiere of Crocodile Dundee II, in 1991.
In February, 1987, at dinner hosted by the then President Soares at Ajuda Palace in Lisbon, Portugal, Diana wore one of her favourite tiaras, which is also on display.
And while attending a dinner at the Chateau de Versailles in Paris, on 28th November 1994, in aid of then President Barnardos, Diana wore another show-stopping Catherine Walker gown, this time a black halterneck, floor-sweeping dress.
DIANA, PRINCESS OF WALES 1992 Diana, Princess of Wales pictured as she attended a presidential banquet in Seoul, South Korea
Diana Legacy of a Princess
A girl's best friend: The Diamond tiaras worn by Diana are sure to be a highlight for exhibition visitors. Her favourite, which she wore time and time again throughout the Eighties and Nineties (left), takes pride of place
Diana Legacy of a Princess
Dazzling: The lade Princess of Wales' famous haircut was perfect for the pearl and diamond headpieces
Also on display is a strapless, colour-block gown which the late Princess wore on July 17, 1987 while attending a Royal film Performance at the Odeon Leicester Square cinema with George Peppard.
The exhibit, scheduled to open in Long Beach, California, is being presented in association with the breast cancer charity, Pink Ribbons Crusade. 
Diana : Legacy Of A Princess
A look back in time: The outfits worn by Diana offer a snapshot of Eighties and early Nineties style, proving just how very on trend she was
The ongoing challenge to eradicate breast cancer was of special importance to Princess Diana.
The Queen Mary cruise ship, in partnership with Pink Ribbons Crusade, will dedicate a portion of the exhibition's proceeds to a non-profit breast cancer awareness and prevention beneficiary in Southern California. 
Diana: Legacy of a Princess opens tomorrow. For further information visit queenmary.com


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9 comentários:

Michelle Lee disse...

cool post!

Jelena Dimić disse...

Wonderful! *.* Princess Diana was so beautiful and always elegant. Too bad she died so early. :(
Her son looks exactly like her, so she's still with us in a way. :D

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The Scent of Glamour disse...

The first dress is so beautiful!
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Laura disse...

Wow! Thanks for this lovely review! She had an amazing sense of style!

Rania Kelesidou disse...

Wow it'd love to visit it!

Allison disse...

Wow, what amazing pieces! I might have to go to this exhibition, especially since it's so close!!
I would love for you to visit my blog sometime!!
:)
Allison
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AndréiaFSalim disse...

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Style Servings disse...

Ooooh so gorgeous!

Aurelia (A Pretty Life) disse...

sooo interesting post, thx for sharing
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