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Old 10-22-2005, 02:11 PM
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I have never seen a photo of the dress she wore when she went over to Dodi's apartment but would also be interested.

I have been looking through all the Diana photos on this thread and they are great. She certainly was a naturally photogenic woman and stunning throughout her life. I have always wondered how her style would have evolved as she entered her 40s. She would have been 44 now.
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Are you thinking of the the dark blue Dior slipdress she wore in New York , I think in 1996? It kind of looked like a nightgown, and she wore the sapphire and pearl choker with it.

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im looking for some pics from 1996 functions she attended..i remember the descriptions (sorry im having trouble seeing the pics that have been posted..having problem logging in to my a/c):
-this one was a dark blue dress(looked like a silk dress with net straps)..she is wearing a pearl n saphire necklace(choker?) with it

any help would be much appreciated!! thanks
Canadiana: in the top picture you posted, is she wearing the sapphire brooch at her neckline, the same one she later made as a centerpiece of a pearl choker?
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Old 10-22-2005, 11:02 PM
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Canadiana, thanks for posting pictures - it sounds like you have a fabulous collection. May I ask when & where the bottom picture was taken - I have never seen it before. I don't recognize that broach Diana is wearing either - is it one of her fake "gems"?
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Old 10-22-2005, 11:13 PM
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Diana was........was?.....she IS so so so beautiful. the most beautiful princess in all the the world
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Old 10-22-2005, 11:22 PM
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Diana was........was?.....she IS so so so beautiful. the most beautiful princess in all the the world
I think it wasn't that Diana was beautiful, it was that she had a lot of charisma and charm. She was very attractive. Unfortunately, that is now in the past.
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Old 10-22-2005, 11:32 PM
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maybe is now in the past, but me (and this a very personal opinion) when I saw Diana, her sad eyes, her smille, I cant think in a death person, I cant think in past, or future. Is only that moment when I saw a diana's photo, she is alive in that moment.
She not is death in my heart (in many many people's hearts), so a bits of her is alive, and will be alive forever.
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Old 10-23-2005, 11:18 AM
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Yes Lady Jean that huge sapphire & diamond brooch she is wear in the first picture (Jan 29'86) was originally given to diana by the Queen Mother as a brooch Diana wasn't overly fond of brooches so she later had it converted into the very familiar choker. I think she must have been able to detach it cause she first worn that big pearl choker or most noticeable I should say to Washington Nov. 1985 and this is a couple months later as a brooch??? Unless of course she did have a fake one she worn as a brooch???
Squidgy that second pic I have to say I've NO idea which is annoying (haha) I'll be trying to figured that out for years I daresay. I cam upon this why searching for diana pix. This is a Spanish singing group and it was on their website. If you have the Christies Auction book this appears to be gown #76 which was refitted after she worn it in Oct 27'87 (the mary tudor look remember big huge collar and big crucifix she worn around her nec). I really thought this was from early 1987 cause of her hair but if this is really this gown and it sures look like it it can't be cause she worn that gown before the altercations fall 1987 so no way she could have worn it in early 1987 with the collar, neckline & sleeves cut off obviously so I think it has to be another time. which makes me think it might be spring '88. Cause her let her hair grown out quite long in late 1987 (& she worn it up few times) but by 1988 spring she cut it short again but my 89 she let it grow out again so that she was at times wearing her hair up. That's how I'm going about this, by timeline by the hair and now the gown. Also so far as I know she has never worn this gown publically so that would make you think private engagement?? As for what she has on it could be a piece of costume jewelry as she liked to do that remember the snake on her lapel at a rock concert so she liked to experience.
I have more pix wasn't sure if I could post them here as it says recent pix. I think there's a 'rare' section for pix somewhere here so I'll check that out. I'm new so don't want to be posting in wrong places and be annoying???
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Old 10-23-2005, 11:31 AM
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I think "recent pix" means not posted on the website before...but so far the pix you've provided are "rare" compared to many photos posted of her or others. It 's confusing since the subject of this thread has unfortunately passed on. PLEASE keep posting!

THe sapphire brooch I agree is either a faux copy or it was easily removable from the pearls. I only remember two other events when she wore it as a brooch: Q. Beatrix's visit evening event 1982 w/the sash, and 1982 eve. at 10 Downing St. Those two pre-date the choker's existence. Yes if she hadn't changed her hairstyle from time to time it wouldn't be so easy to estimate the years of the pictures.
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Old 10-23-2005, 11:53 AM
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I think it wasn't that Diana was beautiful, it was that she had a lot of charisma and charm. She was very attractive. Unfortunately, that is now in the past.
Diana WAS beautiful and IS still beautiful in our hearts!! I am so tired of everyone trying to whitewash her out of the picture--it isn't going to happen as much as many would like it to. She is the mother of the future king and is still beloved around the world. Camilla can't take that from her.
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Old 10-23-2005, 11:53 AM
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Maybe this is #49 black velvet strapless with the white flounce on the bottom?

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Old 10-23-2005, 12:08 PM
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Maybe this is #49 black velvet strapless with the white flounce on the bottom
well I can't see that cause you can see the wine/burgundy print of the skirt????? first when I seen it I thought it was #61 BUT that has a more shaped strapless bodice and is all same colour. I think the bodice here is black and as I said the skirt looks like a printed or quilted flower effect as it says in the christies book
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Old 10-23-2005, 12:43 PM
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THanks for the correction, and your theory totally makes sense. I can't see the purple because my computer screen is pretty dark.
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Old 10-23-2005, 01:04 PM
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Diana attend Chicago in 1996 before she divorces to Prince Charles.And Diana attend Australia after her divorces to Prince Charles in 1996 but Diana attend dress auction in June 1997 before she died at New York

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Old 10-23-2005, 01:15 PM
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THanks for the correction, and your theory totally makes sense. I can't see the purple because my computer screen is pretty dark.
O.K. now I can understand why you said that before I was

I have over 48 disk of pix I've saved off the internet. All organized of course according to year then off duty, unknown, misc., holidays, official pix etc. YES I'm very very organized. Not sure it's always a good thing cause it drives even me nuts at times. Anyway I'll have to see if I can get rare pix that haven't been posted here already???
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I have never seen a photo of the dress she wore when she went over to Dodi's apartment but would also be interested.

I have been looking through all the Diana photos on this thread and they are great. She certainly was a naturally photogenic woman and stunning throughout her life. I have always wondered how her style would have evolved as she entered her 40s. She would have been 44 now.

yes same here..i havent seen that pic aswell when she went over to Dodi's apartment..i believe it came out in the papers back then..i read that the dress she wore very elegant {like always :)}!! would bee keen to see it...

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As Lady Jean suggested, this may be the gown you are thinking of? Diana wore this Christian Dior dress to the Costume Institute Ball in NYC in Dec. 1996.
OMG..thank u soo much...i was looking for these pics { if there are more of them they would be welcome!! :embarassed: } ..even though i like all of Princess Diana's Pics the first two are amongst my faves!! aww look at that laugh in the second pic

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Are you thinking of the the dark blue Dior slipdress she wore in New York , I think in 1996? It kind of looked like a nightgown, and she wore the sapphire and pearl choker with it.
yes i think thatz the one..it did look like a nightgown!! :)
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Old 10-23-2005, 03:05 PM
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Squidgy that second pic I have to say I've NO idea which is annoying (haha) I'll be trying to figured that out for years I daresay. I cam upon this why searching for diana pix. This is a Spanish singing group and it was on their website. If you have the Christies Auction book this appears to be gown #76 which was refitted after she worn it in Oct 27'87 (the mary tudor look remember big huge collar and big crucifix she worn around her nec). I really thought this was from early 1987 cause of her hair but if this is really this gown and it sures look like it it can't be cause she worn that gown before the altercations fall 1987 so no way she could have worn it in early 1987 with the collar, neckline & sleeves cut off obviously so I think it has to be another time. which makes me think it might be spring '88. Cause her let her hair grown out quite long in late 1987 (& she worn it up few times) but by 1988 spring she cut it short again but my 89 she let it grow out again so that she was at times wearing her hair up. That's how I'm going about this, by timeline by the hair and now the gown. Also so far as I know she has never worn this gown publically so that would make you think private engagement?? As for what she has on it could be a piece of costume jewelry as she liked to do that remember the snake on her lapel at a rock concert so she liked to experience.
Canadiana, thank you so much for taking the time to explain the dating around the picture of Diana in the purple/black gown. Your conclusions make sense. Like you, looking at her hair, I would have guessed it to be early 1987 pictures, but as you say, if it is gown #76, then it has to be later than Oct. 1987. Gosh, you really have to do some detective work, to figure out some of these pictures!

And thanks so much for the link to the India picture.:) That is one of my favourite Diana cocktail dresses. The first time I remember her wearing it was to Russia in June 1995. I had no idea that she owned that dress for at least 2 years prior to that!

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Diana attend Chicago in 1996 before she divorces to Prince Charles.And Diana attend Australia after her divorces to Prince Charles in 1996 but Diana attend dress auction in June 1997 before she died at New York
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Sorry Sara, I'm not sure what you are trying to say here. Are you asking a question?
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Old 10-23-2005, 03:47 PM
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Google. you can go to search engins and find Diana sites they usually have alot of pictures. Sometimes you can scan pics out of magazines.
Another great place for pictures is to join an email group. I belong to a group that sends pictures that we find on the 'net or scan ourselves. There are big or small groups and since you generally have people from different states (US) and countries, you often see pics you've never seen before. I've been with my group for over 5 years, anyone interested is welcome to contact my privately.
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[QUOTE=Squidgy]Canadiana, thank you so much for taking the time to explain the dating around the picture of Diana in the purple/black gown. Your conclusions make sense. Like you, looking at her hair, I would have guessed it to be early 1987 pictures, but as you say, if it is gown #76, then it has to be later than Oct. 1987. Gosh, you really have to do some detective work, to figure out some of these pictures!

I ALWAYS thought it was that dress, too!! LOL!!
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Old 10-23-2005, 04:40 PM
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Canadiana, thank you so much for taking the time to explain the dating around the picture of Diana in the purple/black gown. Your conclusions make sense. Like you, looking at her hair, I would have guessed it to be early 1987 pictures, but as you say, if it is gown #76, then it has to be later than Oct. 1987. Gosh, you really have to do some detective work, to figure out some of these pictures!

And thanks so much for the link to the India picture.:) That is one of my favourite Diana cocktail dresses. The first time I remember her wearing it was to Russia in June 1995. I had no idea that she owned that dress for at least 2 years prior to that!
Thanx Squidgy. I really did think it was #61 first when I seen it so figured early & spring 1987 would be accurate. But more I looked at it I could see it's really the alternated #76 and obviously that HAD to be done after Oct 27'87 so no way it can be before then?? So that leave 1988 or possibly 1989 WHEN her hair was cut not when it was long and she worn it up although that was spring 1989. Right now I'm kinda figuring some time in 1988. I haven't checked my 1988 diary to see if I can figure it out yet.
Yes VERY obsessed with her engagements/fashions always trying to figure out stuff about new pix .
P.S. oh yea that 'russian' cocktail gown like you guys here I thought she first worn that to the ballet in Moscow I know she later worn it in London too but had no idea the FIRST time was in India '92. Amazing the things you can find out years later.
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