by Ronel van Zyl
I visited Kensington Palace on 25 May 2017 to view the new dress exhibition “Diana: Her Fashion Story – The definitive dress exhibition”. I recognised all the dresses and it reaffirmed what an impact Princess Diana made even on me – living in South Africa at that time. It was wonderful to see these dresses up close, but it was Diana wearing them that made each item special.
An excerpt from the exhibitor’s description: “Trace the evolution of the Princess’s style, from the demure, romantic outfits of her first public appearances, to the glamour, elegance and confidence of her later life. Don’t miss an extraordinary collection of garments, including Victor Edelstein’s iconic velvet gown, famously worn at the White House when the Princess danced with John Travolta.”
“I don’t go by the rule book… I lead from the heart, not the head.” – Diana, Princess of Wales
Photography: Ronel van Zyl (No flash allowed inside the Palace.)
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