Princess Diana’s Last Fashion Shoot

Diana's Last Fashion Shoot

You’re looking at pictures of her taken 5 months before Diana’s death. These shots of the late princess ware made by Peruvian photographer Mario Testino (extreme right).

It is said that these sexy gowns are the ones that most personify the late Princess Diana’s style, not the frilly ‘princessy’ ones she was often seen wearing at official gatherings. In fact, she had told a photographer that her children said that these dresses were the ‘most like me’. Now, the public will get to see pictures of the princess showing them off in her last fashion shoot in a new exhibition at her former home, Kensington Palace.

The 70 pictures on display – seven of which have never been published or exhibited before – were taken five months before she died in a Paris car crash in 1997. Princess Diana, who was shot by celebrity photographer Mario Testino, wore dresses she planned to auction for charity later that year. Mr Testino took 15 pictures of her for Vanity Fair magazine to publicise the New York auction, reported the BBC.

Nine of the dresses also go on display. One, by Japanese designer Hachi, has never been exhibited before. The off-white dress embroidered with mirrored glass beads and crystal is on loan from a fashion museum in Chile.