Original Princess Diana Gowns and Dresses on Display in Philadelphia
There’s a fabulous royal flair to the Suburban Home and Garden Show this year with a private collection of original gowns and dress worn by Diana, Princess of Wales will be on display February 23rd through 26th.
Diana transformed from a style amateur who let royal advisors choose her clothing to a self-assured, sophisticated, yet modern icon who enjoyed incorporating bright colors and luxurious materials, such as satin and lace, into her wardrobe. Experience a part of history at The Suburban Home and Garden Show at PhillyExpos. See some of incredible garments created for an extraordinary woman and never before seen in the area. Dresses for Humanity II is a collection of outfits Diana auctioned to benefit AIDS and cancer causes. Trace style changes as the late Princess flourished into a confident and independent royal. Several were custom made by her dear friend, Catherine Walker who began to craft more chic, tailored and elegant designs as her reign unfolded. Gowns to be featured include a formal long-sleeved burgundy dinner dress Diana wore to the 1985 Back to the Future movie premiere, a dark green velvet column dress Diana favored for private dinner parties at Kensington Palace, a pink silk Indian gown embroidered with green and star-shaped sequins, gold glass beads and gold braid, a dreamy Zandra Rhodes-designed cream chiffon dress she sported during her early years as a royal, and a black velvet dress she wore for an official Royal Portrait. Accompanying the display will be a short documentary detailing Diana's life journey to the status of global icon, which she still enjoys today, nearly 15 years after her death.
Based on information provided by Philadelphia Expo and the Suburban Home and Garden Show.