Princess Diana`s iconic wardrobe on display in Hong Kong

(MENAFN) In a nostalgic display of fashion history, six outfits worn by Princess Diana are currently exhibited in Hong Kong, offering a glimpse into the style and elegance that defined her public appearances. Among the notable pieces is a shoulder-padded, daffodil yellow suit adorned with gleaming gold buttons, famously worn during her 1989 visit to the former British colony. This collection of dresses, shoes, and handbags, curated as part of a 12-day exhibit in a Hong Kong mall, serves as a prelude to an upcoming auction scheduled for June 27.

Martin Nolan, executive director of Julien's Auctions based in California, highlighted Diana's enduring influence on fashion, noting how she effortlessly made a statement with every outfit she wore. The yellow suit, designed by Catherine Walker, is anticipated to fetch up to USD50,000 at the auction, underscoring its significance in Diana's style legacy. Additionally, a midnight blue star-embellished tulle gown, worn by Diana to the 1986 premiere of "Phantom of the Opera" in London's West End, is expected to command attention with an estimated value of $400,000.

Visitors to the exhibit in Hong Kong were observed closely examining each piece, pausing to appreciate the historical significance and personal anecdotes associated with Diana's wardrobe. One attendee reminisced about Diana's visit to Hong Kong in 1989, recalling the excitement and admiration she generated among local residents. Describing Diana as charismatic, caring, and dedicated to charitable causes, the attendee emphasized the lasting respect and fondness Hong Kongers hold for the beloved royal figure.

The exhibit not only celebrates Diana's enduring fashion influence but also serves as a testament to her humanitarian legacy, resonating with admirers who continue to cherish her memory decades after her passing. As the collection travels to Ireland for another showcase before the auction, it continues to evoke nostalgia and admiration for Diana's timeless elegance and enduring impact on global fashion and culture.



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