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An exhibition of Princess Diana's dresses and best-loved outfits opens at her former home in London

The late Princess Diana was known as a style icon, and a new exhibition opens on Friday in London to follow the evolution of her style. ‘Diana: Her Fashion Story’, opens at Kensington Palace, as part of a series of events to mark the 20th anniversary of the princess’s tragic death in a car crash in Paris on 31 August 1997.

An exhibition of Princes Diana's style opens in London. Image: Jack Taylor/Getty Images
An exhibition of Princes Diana’s style opens in London. Image: Jack Taylor/Getty Images

The exhibition features 25 of Princess Diana’s dresses in six themed displays, each of which tells a story. A new temporary White Garden has also been created for the occasion at her former home in London, with tulips, roses and forget-me-nots set to bloom around the reflective pool in the summer.

An exhibition of Princes Diana's style opens in London. Image: Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP/Getty Images
An exhibition of Princes Diana’s style opens in London. Image: Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP/Getty Images

The show charts Diana’s fashion progress and examines how she established herself as a trendsetter and style icon. It begins with her 1979 debutante ballgown, and showcases the dazzling dresses and classic tailored outfits that Diana was known for, and were copied the world over.

An exhibition of Princes Diana's style opens in London. Image: Jack Taylor/Getty Images
An exhibition of Princes Diana’s style opens in London. Image: Jack Taylor/Getty Images

Further information on the exhibition of ‘Diana: Her Fashion Story’ is available here.

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