The world’s been caught up in Duchess of Cambridge fever long enough and it’s time to shine the spotlight on Britain’s original trendestting royal, Princess Diana. Five of Di’s most iconic dresses are going on display March 26 at London’s Kensington Palace.
Kensington Palace is undergoing a $19 million renovation for the? 2012 London Olympics? and? Queen Elizabeth II‘s diamond jubilee, so they’re using the occasion to cart out a handful of the late princess’ greatest stunners — some of which have never been shown in the U.K.
Included in the exhibit simply titled “Diana” are the black taffeta Emanuel gown she wore to her first official engagement with Prince Charles in 1981; a silk, fuchsia sari-style Catherine Walker dress worn to Thailand (shown above); another Catherine Walker dress, this one in ivory silk crepe; a? Bellville Sassoon Lorcan Mullany? (yeah, I have no idea who that is either) white cocktail dress and a black Versace shift. [WWD]