Famous dresses Princess Diana
Princess Diana - style icon of the 20th century. Her clothes were always picked to places and events, and sometimes even perform unusual functions. For example, when the first pages of the newspapers were full of recognition of her husband's infidelity, Diana wore a shocking little black dress - and replaced the adulterer from newspaper pages. February 24 in London, Kensington Palace, opened the exhibition "Diana: her history of fashion." We will show several outfits from the collection.
The designer Catherine Walker, 1986 - "The dress mermaid"
Diana dubbed this outfit "my mermaid dress" - still, many sequins. The dress was created specifically to sparkle under the rays of spotlights, accompanied Princess Diana around and pick out its natural beauty. In 1986, she was 25 years old, the dress she was wearing during his official visit to Vienna.
Only years later, it became clear that it was then that Diana had a romance with an instructor Riding - after Prince Charles resumed his long-standing relationship with Camilla Parker-Bowles. Hence, such a bright dress for women, thirsting for love and cultivating self-confidence.
"Mermaid Dress" bought at auction an unidentified woman from Florida, and then, in 2013, sold it for 90,000 pounds.
The designer Catherine Walker, 1987 - "Dress up the Disney princess"
About This pale pink dress with a long full skirt dreams, probably in childhood every girl. The classic dress for the fairy princess! However, Diana did not look at it fragile or helpless. The outfit was made for the official portrait of Diana and Charles in 1987. It was a delicate moment in the history of their marriage: both have already passed through the novels on the side and Diane began to gain inner strength, which had not previously suspected. She no longer plays second fiddle, it was a woman who knows what it takes - and she wanted a dress that is not inferior to the beauty of the grand ceremonial dress of Prince Charles.
Dress her so coveted, that she wore it to go out on four different occasions. The first time Diana appeared to him in the Berlin opera during his official visit to Germany in November 1987.
Designers Emanuel, 1981 - blouse with a pink ribbon
The famous portrait of Diana "on betrothal to Prince Charles," has become so, in truth, by accident. Diana came to the photo shoot for Vogue on "the burgeoning beauty" and from a huge wardrobe chose this blouse with a collar-band. Blouse was created when an unknown pair of designers (husband and wife), David and Elizabeth Emanuel. Luckily for them - and of Vogue - the output time of publication, the publication coincided with the announcement of the engagement of Lady Diana Spencer and Prince of Wales.
Image of a young and gentle girl fell in love with all these blouses and instantly became popular under the name "Lady Di". Diane so loved Emanuel designers that she asked them to make a wedding dress for her. She also remained faithful to him in subsequent years, no matter what they tried to put on her.
Atelier Versace, 1997 - fitting dress by Versace
As the Princess of Wales, Diana complied with royal tradition, according to which you can only wear clothes made by British designers. But after her divorce from Prince Charles Diana decided to experiment with international brands, because now she was independent and could afford it.
And like a phoenix from the ashes, I rose in this slinky dress and ornate Italian designer Gianni Versace. Diana 1997 sample was such a year.
The designer Catherine Walker, 1987 - The dress of blue chiffon à la Grace Kelly
Diana loved going to the movies - mainly on the blockbusters and romantic comedies - and often go and see the cinema on Kensington High Street, shook his long scarf and hiding his eyes behind large dark glasses.
Sometimes in the movies, she drew inspiration. Here is the dress of pale blue chiffon created based on the dress Grace Kelly Hitchcock 1955 film "To Catch a Thief."
In 1997, the dress was sold at auction for 47,000 pounds.
The designer Catherine Walker, 1990 - The dress of red velvet embroidered with
Diana knew what outfit would be advantageous to look at the photographs - with a corner or take off. This red velvet dress was first on her at the premiere of the movie "Steel Magnolias" in 1990, and then again the audience saw him in 1992, during an official visit to South Korea.
Style of dress is quite interesting, and embroidery is evident, therefore, accessories (shoes and a small clutch) Diana chose the same color, so as not to distract the attention from the main. We can say that this is another dress made specially "under the camera", and made very skillfully.
Regamus, 1979 - The only long dress Diana's engagement to Prince Charles
Regamus brand clothing was to the liking of both mothers in all aristocratic British family, and their daughters, debutante. And although the young Lady Diana Spencer did not participate in any of the official balls for debutantes, she, too, was wearing a dress of this brand and she put it on the ball in the family estate of Earl Spencer - Althorp - in 1979.
This outfit was one of three in the list of clothing belonging to Diana at the time when she became engaged to Charles - the rest of the clothes she borrowed from friends and acquaintances. She later recalled: "I literally was just one long dress, a silk blouse, a decent pair of shoes - and that's all of a sudden my mother and I had to go shopping and buy clothes pile.".
Very soon, Diana realized that ruffles on the dress does not create the proper impression, but this dress is left with her as a memory of youth, freshness, femininity and innocence.
Designer Murray Arbeid, 1986 - Dress in the style of flamenco
This outfit was remarkably vivid and provocative - and yet Princess Diana dared to wear it, and always with one red and one black glove. Gloves of different colors - it is already risky, what can we say about the ensemble as a whole.
Let us not forget that even though she was the Princess of Wales and mother of two children, at this time she was only 25 years old, and sometimes it seemed like a bit.
The designer Catherine Walker, 1997 - Dress in the style of "working mom"
This is another outfit from "poslerazvodnogo" peridium Diana's life, when she was able to get away from the pretentious pomposity of simplicity and elegance. She seemed to understand that she needed to change the style of clothing, if she wants to get people started to take it seriously in her new capacity.
And she has developed a style that would suit an elegant woman, but it is not idle, and working and having a family - on the basis of simple dresses and jackets with the possibility to combine them with each other.
Specifically, this dress Diana never wore on formal occasions, but it was on it, for example, on the walk to the shops on the street in London's Bond Street in 1997. Average beautiful dress for everyday wear.
Designer Gina Fratini for Hartnell, 1990 - asymmetric dress with one shoulder Open
Diana loved the asymmetrical dress with one shoulder open, even when they are out of fashion. In the last years of his life with Prince Charles she gained a lot of dresses - and felt in them beautiful and desirable (many, but not her husband). Besides, she knew perfectly well that certain outfits necessarily cause discussion in the press, and she liked it.
In the photo above Diana at the official reception in Rio de Janeiro in April 1991, and she was 30 years old.
This dress was sold at auction in 1997 for 50,000 pounds.
The designer Bill Pashley, 1981 - tweeds "honeymoon"
This costume was on Diana at the official photo session during their honeymoon with Charles in the Scottish residence of Balmoral. It is noteworthy that such suits it acquired two - but of different sizes. One more room, put on walking outdoors, so that it would move freely or to have fun shooting with her new husband. Traditional English tweed in small cell. Perhaps Diana worried about how to fit into the royal family, and trying to meet the English tradition in the choice of costume.
On his honeymoon so she later recalled: "We went to Balmoral ... Charles wanted to spend days wandering around the neighborhood of the castle in his view, the best entertainment was to sit on top of the highest hill ... and read aloud to me Jung It plunged.. him in a state of blissful happiness. "
Diana, however, already at this point began to bitterly regret his decision to get married, refuting the royal family the assurance that it will be able to adapt and become Princess of Wales in just a single day. As a result, she returned to London before, and there she had to seek help from a psychiatrist after threatening to open a vein.