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Princess Diana's most memorable outfits to go on display

Princess Diana's most memorable outfits are set to go on display. Credit: AP

Several of the 'most memorable' outfits worn by Princess Diana are set to go on display in an exhibition celebrating her status as a fashion icon.

Diana worked with various British and international designers on her outfits and was respected as a fashion icon and innovator before her death in 1997.

Three of Princess Diana's most memorable outfits are part of the exhibit. Credit: Historic Royal Palaces

The 25 pieces on display featured throughout Diana's life, from before her marriage to Prince Charles, and after their divorce in 1996.

The outfits include a stunning Grace Kelly-inspired gown worn by the late Princess to the Cannes Film Festival, an outfit famously seen at the White House when she danced with John Travolta, and a green velvet evening dress she wore for a Vanity Fair photo shoot with Mario Testino in 1997.

'Diana: Her Fashion Story' opens at Kensington Palace on Friday. Credit: PA
Princess Diana was respected as a fashion icon and innovator. Credit: PA

Diana, Princess of Wales, was one of the most photographed women in the world, and every fashion choice she made was closely scrutinised.

Our exhibition explores the story of a young woman who had to quickly learn the rules of royal and diplomatic dressing, who in the process put the spotlight on the British fashion industry and designers.

We see her growing in confidence throughout her life, increasingly taking control of how she was represented, and intelligently communicating through her clothes.

– Curator Eleri Lynn
Diana was one of the most photographed women in the world. Credit: John Stillwell / PA
Diana's experimental fashion style often received mixed media reviews. Credit: Historic Royal Palaces

'Diana: Her Fashion Story' opens at Kensington Palace on Friday, February 24 and will run throughout the year.