Kensington Palace will host an exhibition in the new year to celebrate the late Princess Diana’s style.
The two-year exhibition, titled “Diana: Her Fashion Story”, will open on Feb. 24, 2017 at the Princess of Wales’ former residence of 15 years to mark the 20th anniversary of her death in 1997, curated by Eleri Lynn.
Lynn tells Vogue, “Our exhibition explores the story of a young woman who had to quickly learn the rules of royal and diplomatic dressing, who in the process put the spotlight on the British fashion industry and designers.”
Event organizers say, “The exhibition will bring together an extraordinary collection of garments, ranging from the glamourous evening gowns worn on engagements in the ’80s, to the chic Catherine Walker suits that made up some of Diana’s working wardrobe in the ’90s.”
The statement continues, “The Princess’ relationship with her favourite designers will also be explored through a display of some of their original fashion sketches, created for her during the design process.”
To mark the occasion, the gardens of the Royal Palace will also be temporarily transformed with an array of “flowers and foliage inspired by memories of the Princess’ life, image and style,” as Vogue explains.