Princess Diana, One Day One Dress: 12th February 1997, premiere of “In Love and War”, Leicester Square, London

The Princess of Wales arrives at the London premiere of In Love and War at the Empire, Leicester Square, London in February 1997, wearing this stunning full length dark blue lace dress by Catherine Walker. The dress was low-cut with satin straps, sheer floral lace and a suggestive cream lace panel at the back. The film, directed by Diana’s friend Sir Richard Attenborough, was preceded by a showing of the TV documentary Diary Of A Princess, about Diana’s experiences in Angola.

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Princess Diana, One Day One Dress: 14th February 1997, Great Ormond Hospital, London

The Children’s Hospital at Great Ormond Street was one of Diana’s favourite charities. The Princess visits the hospital for Golden Heart Day in February 1997. At this occasion she wears a pastel peppermint green suit with V-neckline by Chanel with the distinctive crossed “C” buttons.


Princess Diana, One Day One Dress: 10th March 1997, Terence Donovan tribute, London

Celebrated photographer Terence Donovan had often photographed Diana. The Princess attends his memorial service, together with his wife, another Diana, on 10th March 1997. The Princess marks her respects in a black-velvet-trimmed jacket over a shift dress by Catherine Walker.

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Princess Diana, One Day One Dress: 23rd April 1997, Kensington Palace

On 23rd April 1997 Diana invited Catherine Walker and her team of dressmakers to meet her at Kensington Palace. The designer created so many pieces for Diana over the years that the Princess’s style and her wardrobe requirements were to influence Walker’s work in general. The Princess wears a black pinstriped double-breasted pantsuit.

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Princess Diana, One Day One Dress: 22nd July 1997, Milan, Italy

The Princess of Wales was at Milan’s gothic cathedral on 22 July 1997 for the memorial service of her friend Gianni Versace, who once called her “The Mother Teresa and Cindy Crawford of our time”. She wears his black shift-dress and leather Kelly bag with Medusa heads, re-named “the Diana bag”.
Diana comforted Elton John during the service. By a tragic twist of fate, he was to sing at her funeral service just a few weeks later.

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Princess Diana, One Day One Dress: 16th June 1997, Heathrow airport, leaving for Washington

Princess Diana leaves London’s Heathrow Airport for Washington, Monday, June 16 1997 on the latest phase of her worldwide campaign to ban landmines.She wears a pale blue boucle single-breasted spring suit by Chanel from their 1997 spring/summer collection with details-fringed lapels, inset pocket detailing and a slim above-the-knee skirt.

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Princess Diana, One Day One Dress: 2nd June 1997, Christie’s, London

On 2nd June 1997, Diana attended the preview of the Christie’s sale of her evening dresses in London.
The Princess thanked Catherine Walker by wearing one of her embroidered shift dresses. To the London party she wore a short, ice blue Taroni silk crepe shift dress with silver embroidery.

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