March 21, 2012

{Princess Diana's Gowns on Display at Kensington Palace}

Kensington Palace is re-opening this month after a magnificent and massive restoration! Two of the many special displays to honor the event are fashion exhibitions.

One of the gowns Princess Diana wore for the 1997 Mario Testino photo shoot, her last.

Five of Princess Diana's gowns are on display including the Emanuel black strapless silk taffeta evening gown she wore for her first official appearance after her engagement to Prince Charles. It was at this gala where Diana first met Princess Grace. (There are also other special presentations relating to the late Princess at Kensington Palace, her former home.)

Designers David & Elizabeth Emanuel's "infamous" strapless gown.
Another royal favorite, Queen Victoria's wedding dress, will be seen for the first time in more than a decade.

Queen Victoria's circa 1840 wedding gown.
The exhibition is part of Queen Elizabeth's Diamond Jubilee celebration this year. ~

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