Yeah, OK. I'll admit it. I used to have several files of clippings about Diana and Charles, beginning with their courtship and through much of their marriage. Actually, I think I still do in a file cabinet in my basement!
And I have a fairly good library on the British royals. But until today's Duchesses, no one had the style that the Princess of Wales had.
So, when we went to Kensington Palace, I was delighted to see the Princess Diana gown and outfit exhibit. (I know. Guys don't get it.)
There were many I remembered from those videos and press clips.
And some I'd never seen.
The museum did a nice job of matching up a photo of Diana wearing the outfit to the outfit itself.
(Rick and I were a little shocked that she wore this to go shopping in Bond Street!) We don't dress that well when we shop.
This was worn at the Christie's gala when many of her gowns were auctioned off.
And here it is.
The Travolta dance dress was on display...
...as was this sweet outfit she wore as a "going away" outfit for her honeymoon...
...and this one worn during an interview at Balmoral when they returned.
I liked the sketches by some of the designers.
This wasn't on display, but I remember the dress.
Neither was this, but I can imagine it on her.
They did a beautiful job with the exhibit, including videos and photos.
And I had to admire every designer who had the privilege for designing for such a terrific model. There were outfits for all occasions, from grand gowns...
...to "work-a-day" suits.
And although many of the gowns were not displayed chronologically (unfortunately) it was still interesting to see how Diana's style changed and evolved over time. From this...
All in all, a delightful way to spend a drizzly day in London!
(And above, the "wallpaper" leading down the hall to the exhibit. And yes, available in various forms in the gift shop. And no, I didn't buy it!)
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