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TheTruth 08-10-2007 03:56 PM

Princess Diana's Gowns
 
Here you can vote for your favourite gown of Diana, Princess of Wales.
Details of the gowns are given in the next post. Diana wore some of the gowns for several times, so only the date of the first appearance in the given gown is listed.

Please, specify why do you like the gown and what are your reasons to vote for it, rather then saying I'm voting for X or Y.

Avalon 08-10-2007 05:54 PM

Princess Diana's Gowns
 
A) Blue chiffon evening dress worn at the Royal Variety Performance at London, Uk.
Designer - Bellville Sassoon ; Date - November 1984 ; A) Blue chiffon gown


B) Black velvet evening gown first worn at the White House banquet with the Reagans in WashingtonDC, USA.
Designer - Victor Edelstein ; Date – November 9, 1985 ; B) Black velvet gown


C) Red evening dress first worn at Gala in the aid of the London City Ballet in WashingtonDC, USA.
Designer - Victor Edelstein ; Date – October 4, 1990 ; C) Red evening dress


D) Black gown first worn at the Premiere of 'Dangerous Liaision' in London, UK.
Designer - Victor Edelstein ; Date – April 1, 1989 ; D) Black evening gown


E) Purple gown worn at a gala at Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago, USA.
Designer - Gianni Versace ; Date – June 5, 1996 ; E) Purple evening gown


F) Black and red dress worn at Pavarotti Concert at Royal Albert Hall in the aid of The Red Cross’ 125th Birthday.
Designer - Catherine Walker ; Date – May 8, 1995 ; F) Black and red dress


G) White dress with jacket, also known as the 'Elvis Dress', worn in Hong Kong, China. Designer - Catherine Walker ; Date – November 9, 1989 ; G) The Elvis dress


H) Red gown worn in the British Embassy in Paris, France during an official visit.
Designer - Catherine Walker ; Date – November 1, 1988 ; H) Red evening gown


I) White Halter dress worn in Lagos, Nigeria during an official overseas tour.
Designer - Catherine Walker ; Date – March 15, 1990 ; I) White Halter dress

Avalon 08-11-2007 02:58 PM



J) Burgundy evening dress worn at the premiere of ‘Back to the Future’ at the Empire Cinema in London, UK.
Designer - Catherine Walker ; Date – December 1985 ; J) Burgundy evening dress


K) Pale blue chiffon dress first worn at Cannes Film Festival, France.
Designer - Catherine Walker ; Date – May 17, 1987 ; K) Pale blue chiffon dress


L) Red and back gown worn during America's Cup Ball at the Grosvenor House Hotel, London.
Designer - Murray Arbeid ; Date – September 1, 1986 ; L) Red and black gown


M) Blue evening gown worn at The Council of Fashion Designers of AmericaBall, New York, USA.
Designer - Catherine Walker ; Date – January 31, 1995 ; M) Blue evening gown


N) Black dress first worn in Versailles, France at a gala to raise fond for children.
Designer - Catherine Walker ; Date – November 28, 1994 ; N) Black long dress


O) Red and purple chiffon evening dress worn during a dinner in Bangkok, Thailand.
Designer - Catherine Walker ; Date – February 1988 ; O) Red and purple gown


P) Gold lame evening gown first worn at the premiere of James Bond “View to Kill” in London, UK.
Designer - Bruce Oldfield ; Date – July 1, 1985 ; P) Gold lame evening gown


Q) Blue silk gown worn at a gala to raise money for Chang Cardiac Research Institute at Sydney, Australia.
Designer - Gianni Versace ; Date – October 1996 ; Q) Blue silk gown



R) Red gown worn at a formal event at Claridges Hotel at London, UK.
Designer – Bruce Oldfield ; Date – July 20, 1989 ; R) Red evening gown

sirhon11234 08-11-2007 03:18 PM

Other The Blue Swan Lake Dress
Blue looked lovely on the Princess and it was short and showed Diana's long legs.

gfg02 08-11-2007 04:25 PM

My favorite dress is Gold lame evening gown first worn at the James Bond premiere

scooter 08-11-2007 04:32 PM

My personal favorite was the short black dress with the trailing sash she wore the night Charles went on TV as part of the Dimbleby book. People magazine called it her 'Screw you, Charles dress'. Her legs went on for days.

TheTruth 08-11-2007 06:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by scooter (Post 652417)
My personal favorite was the short black dress with the trailing sash she wore the night Charles went on TV as part of the Dimbleby book. People magazine called it her 'Screw you, Charles dress'. Her legs went on for days.

I know exactly the one ! Here's the pic. She looks tremendous !

sirhon11234 08-11-2007 06:23 PM

That dress showed the world what Charles left Diana for. I wonder how much that dress is worth now?

TheTruth 08-11-2007 06:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sirhon11234 (Post 652460)
That dress showed the world what Charles left Diana for. I wonder how much that dress is worth now?

On this website, go to Lot 2.
It says :

Quote:

Black silk crepe cocktail dress with
asymmetric ruched bodice & side sash.
Designer: Christina Stambolian
Price Raised: $74,000


WindsorIII 08-12-2007 09:00 AM

My personal favorite was always is called here "the Elvis Dress" She looked so regal and really like a queen rather than a princess.

A close second for me would be the pale blue chiffon dress. Its so pretty and elegant. Diana looked so stunning in it, just like you would picture a Princess in a story book. :flowers:

TheTruth 08-13-2007 09:30 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by WindsorIII (Post 652603)
My personal favorite was always is called here "the Elvis Dress" She looked so regal and really like a queen rather than a princess.

Definately ! Elvis was the King so she was the Queen definition ;)

bbb 08-13-2007 10:09 AM

i love the blue chiffon, its timelessly elegant and a beautiful color on her. anyone could put it on today and look beautiful, some of the others look very dated "80" bigger is better looks. one of my favorites isn't here, the green silk she wore in Australia with her necklace as a tiara. i couldn't find a photo to link.

TheTruth 08-13-2007 10:30 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bbb (Post 653017)
i love the blue chiffon, its timelessly elegant and a beautiful color on her. anyone could put it on today and look beautiful, some of the others look very dated "80" bigger is better looks. one of my favorites isn't here, the green silk she wore in Australia with her necklace as a tiara. i couldn't find a photo to link.

I see the one you're talking about. Beautiful indeed : Corbis: photography, rights, assignment, motion.

scooter 08-13-2007 10:51 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TheTruth (Post 652462)
On this website, go to Lot 2.
It says :

I've always wondered what those dresses would have brought if the auction had been just a few months later, say in September?

bbb 08-13-2007 11:35 AM

thank you TheTruth, it's as pretty as i remembered and with my favorite-emeralds

fatima_gudzzye 09-02-2007 06:22 PM

Is so difficul to chosse between the dresses. One of my favorite is Red evening dress, but is like the Gold lame evening gown too.

jcbcode99 09-02-2007 06:34 PM

It's hard to say--she looked lovely in so many of her gowns. I really liked her earlier looks a lot--
I loved this green gown for her formal engagement photos with the diamond jewellery lent by Collingwood Jewelers--
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/24/63...863be86d_m.jpg

I also like this gown, http://www.royal.gov.uk/files/images...lbox_diana.gif

Maybe I like the earlier gowns because that's when she just looked like she was in love. I don't care any of her one armed gowns.

crisscross1 09-03-2007 04:28 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TheTruth (Post 652458)
I know exactly the one ! Here's the pic. She looks tremendous !

Every evening gown that Diana wore was stunning but this one was my absolute favorite. She looked amazing, she was confident, happy and out there and (I would kill for those legs.):flowers:

COUNTESS 09-06-2007 04:39 PM

She looked stunning in all. Some I like better than others, but they are all beautiful. The burgundy gown is lovely, as is the "Elvis" creation. The gold lame is just eyecatching. I least like that red and black print. Just my opinion.

debzone 09-06-2007 05:26 PM

So many pretty ones to choose from. It was hard to choose just one. One of my favorites from way back when though won out. I had the opportunity to see the Dresses for Humanity Tour years ago and see many of the dresses from the auction up close. One of them--I think it was the burgundy velvet one? had a tiny hand print on the dress. You can just imagine maybe Harry came up to her and left the mark on the dress all those years ago?

Incidently, Dress B ( the Travolta dress) is not black. It is a very dark navy almost midnight blue.:flowers:


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