Princess Diana, One Day One Dress: 28th September 1989, Barbican, London

Diana attends a gala concert at Barbican Centre, London in celebration of the 85th anniversary of the London Symphony Orchestra. The Princess wears an off-the shoulder design by Lorcan-Mullany- Sassoon. It consists of a cocktail suit with a black silk and lace bodice embroidered with black sequins. The top has a white satin collar trimmed with a central black satin bow. Cuff-links that match the buttons are worn to secure the wide white satin cuffs. A straight black velvet skirt completes the suit.

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Princess Diana, One Day One Dress: 10th September 1989, Horse trial, Burghley House

At the European Horse Trials near Burghley House in Lincolnshire on 10th September 1989 the Princess wears a double-breasted suit in grey and white Prince of Wales check.

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Princess Diana, One Day One Dress: 6th April 1989, Dartmouth, Devon

The Princess of Wales represents the Queen at the Passing-Out parade for Officers at the Britannia Royal Naval College in Dartmouth, Devon in April 1989. She wears a red and white coat dress with a nautical feel by Catherine Walker. Philip Somerville made the jaunty red straw tricorn hat.

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Princess Diana, One Day One Dress: 16th March 1989, Dubai

Milliner Philip Somerville  knew he had to follow Dubai custom by covering Diana’s hair on her official visit to Dubai in March 1989. He presented her with a softly draped turban in colbalt blue jersey enhanced by a large slanted white brim The hat co-ordinated perfectly with a new Catherine Walker blue and white dress and short jacket.

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Princess Diana, One Day One Dress: 4th November 1989, Jakarta, Indonesia

When Diana visited on 4th November 1989 the Sitanala Hospital 15 miles from Jakarta, the Indonesian capital, she brought her sympathetic brand of comfort to patients suffering from leprosy. The Princess tried to keep as cool as possible by wearing a light-weight silk dress by Catherine Walker. The pale blue dress was fastened at the front with large gilt buttons and has a soft box pleat falling at the front of the skirt.

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Princess Diana, One Day One Dress: 7th November 1989, Hong Kong

For a visit to a youth branch of the Red Cross in Hong Kong on 7th November 1989, the Princess shows off a new suit by Catherine Walker. The two-piece suit consists of a long silk jacket in primrose yellow with navy lapels and cuffs. The navy skirt is cut just above the knees.

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Princess Diana, One Day One Dress: 17th October 1989, British Fashion Awards, Royal Albert Hall, London

Princess Diana wore the evening gown now known as “The Elvis gown” for The British Fashion Awards on 17th October 1989. Its creator, Catherine Walker was up for an award but unfortunately didn’t win. It was held at the Famed Royal Albert Hall . Diana wore her hair in a tight french twist on that evening.

The white silk-crepe sheath dress and matching high-collared jacket embroidered all over with simulated pearls and white sequins, dubbed the “Elvis” dress by Diana was one of the hits of the gowns auction. Purchased by Franklin Mint, it sold for $151,000.

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