As Prince William turned 30, he received part of his inheritance from Diana, Princess of Wales. It included some of her dresses that had been in the care of his uncle at Althorp. (79 of her more famous dresses were auctioned off for charity in 1997, before her death, after an idea from Prince William. Some of them were auctioned off again this year.)
Some of these dresses will be the 80s part of the exhibition “Fashion rules” at Kensington Palace this summer. The rest of the exhibition will feature Queen Elizabeth II’s gowns (from the 50s) and Princess Margaret’s (from the 60s and 70s).
The exhibition opens tomorrow, July 4.
A while ago The Telegraph had an article called “Dresses reveal Royal eye for style has never faltered“ about the exhibition. Their chief illustration is the “dance dress” by Jacques Azagury.
I definitely think that saying that the “royal eye for style has never faltered ” is taking the heading a bit too far, though, as I can think of plenty of examples where faltering (and also failing) can be said to have happened.
For royals (as well as the rest of us) I believe more in the mantra of finding what suits you and your body and ignoring the fashionable concepts. Such as a thin belt on the outside of a suit. Or black, opaque tights beneath white skirts.