Buckingham Palace, which put Kate Middleton’s Alexander McQueen gown on display this year, won’t be the only castle to exhibit royal outfits. WWD reports that, starting March 26, Kensington Palace is presenting five dresses worn by the late Princess Diana. Set to coincide with the building’s $19 million renovation for Queen Elizabeth II’s diamond jubilee and the 2012 London Olympics, the show will be a huge tourist draw.
Included in the "Diana" display is a black silk Emanuel gown, infamously worn by icon while announcing her 1981 engagement to Prince Charles. It, much like Kate’s blue Issa dress, solidified her influence in the fashion world. Accompanying it are pieces by Versace, Bellville Sassoon Lorcan Mullany and Catherine Walker. Everything will be shown in an original space created by London based interior stylist Finola Inger, with wallpaper designed by artist Julie Verhoeven.
Since the Duchess of Cambridge’s outfit attracted over 600,000 viewers in less than a year, we’re curious to see if this collection has the same appeal. Would you rather see Kate or Diana’s outfits up close? Whose style do you prefer?
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