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.

Gepubliceerd door Stijn Vogels

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