Diana Exhibit

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Are you ready for a new exhibit? You'll have to go to London to see it. Some of the late Princess Diana's fashions and gowns will be on display at Kensington Palace March 26, 2012 through August 31, 2012. The exhibit is called "Diana". (source)

Designers in the exhibition include Versace, David Emmanuel, Catherine Walker and Bellville Sassoon Lorcan Mullany 

Proceeds from the exhibit will raise money for the new palace renovations. Kensington Palace underwent an $18.8 million dollar renovation. It will be used for charity events and receptions.

The catch is the exhibit is extremely small. They're only showcasing 5 of her dresses (I've attached the ones rumored to be showcased). So would you pay to see 5 of Princess Diana's dresses? Right now the website has the cost at £14.50, which equals to $19.12 (USD). Children under the age of 16 get in free. 16? I wish that age was implemented here in the states. LOL Also, are most museums in England FREE? I think that's great if it's true.

Any Londoners out there? What's the word on this exhibit? Info is very hush hush over here. 
Also, what's the financial state of The Royal Family? I've noticed they've been cutting back as much as everyone else. Share your thoughts.

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The Dainty Dolls House said...

Beautiful!! Would be great to see and bring loads of people!! I love the museums here - and yes they are mainly free!! The UK do a great job of getting people out and seeing historical places and museums with The National Trust, I've been quite impressed with it! Many are free in Scotland too, only one so far that hasn't been free I've been in. Would love to see this, I need to visit London again..maybe soon!! Hope you have a great day doll!! (((HUGS)))

Jax said...

That is a little expensive just to look at 5 dresses! Wow, 16 years old! Here it's what? 12? LOL

I loved Princess Diana's story but hated her tragic end. I've written several reports about her just because she was a great person to admire :) Love this post!!

I'll have to come back to see what the Londoners say about this! haha

Mica said...

It would be a lovely exhibition for her fans to see :)

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Summer-Raye said...

I don't know anything about their finances, but i do see that things aren't as lavish. But, I think if they are still doing really well and they are conserving like the rest of the world its really humble of them. No one likes a flaunter. haha

Johanna said...

Personally, I wouldn't pay to see only five dresses. For the true Princess Di fans out there, this might be super. For me, not so much. I would love a proper exhibit about her, though. :) Thanks for sharing this, Kim! HUGS! xoxo ♥

Megan said...

I wouldn't pay to see 5 dresses unless I get to pick one and take it home with me. I do, however, know a lot of people that would be willing to pay to go in!

Chocolate, Cookies & Candies said...

I'm not sure if I'm curious enough to go all the way to London just to see the small collection. I think that there was a record number of visitors who turned up to see Duchess of Cornwall's wedding gown.

rolala said...

I would love to see this exhibit if I were in London but I'm not sure if I'd be willing to pony up that kind of money for such a small exhibit. If they were donating the proceeds to charity it would be another matter. Happy leap day Kim!

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CottonCandyINK said...

very nice, i would love to attend

Marianne M. said...

i am impressed with the fact that no one pays under 16! i mean here in Greece its mainly 8-12. Not 16! Although in Italy it was under 16, not everywhere, but some places. I guess its the same for the Brits (lucky you!). i wouldn't really pay that much money to see 5 dresses but some hard-core fans will i am sure

MosaMuse said...

she was a bautiful person! nice post
xo
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songbird said...

i would love to see it..but it's a bit too expensive for just 5 dresses..lol!love diana to pieces..she was great

Rebecca from See Me Rwar said...

The idea sounds great but if there are only 5 dresses, I don't think I'm that interested.

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Mrs C ♥ said...

Super cool! I wish I could go see this! That pink/purple dress is fabulous. Look at that, she was color blocking way back then! :o)

Jen @ redsolesandredwine said...

Diana - oh so beautiful and classic. Would love to be in London to see this exhibit although small. You find out about the most interesting things.

By the way I can't believe I missed your birthday. Happy Belated Kim and hope it was wonderful friend.

xoxo Jen
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Lyosha said...

`i would love to see it as well. She's such an icon!

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Julie (Little Pink Rain Boots) said...

That's so neat, I just wish they had made it bigger and that it was stateside haha. Thanks for keeping us posted Kim.

Lana Hunt said...

Oh wow, what a chance of a lifetime! And for $20?! I'd go every day. She is such a vision. Great post!

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Michelle said...

I'd pay it- she's an icon. Camilla is about as attractive as a mop next to Diana.

Tiffany said...

I don't know that I'd pay almost $20 for it . . . but I won't be in England anytime soon, so we'll never really know! ;)

littlemissandrea said...

I think it would be a lovely exhibit! Don't know how I feel about paying $20 for looking at five dresses.. I might feel better if there were pictures and other things in there haha.

Cilla B said...

She was such a Style Icon. Wish I could go for the exhibit

Oh to Be a Muse said...

it's really interesting that they are doing this exhibit. she was such a doll!

i really like that black dress she's wearing with the prince.

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Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

Just 5 dresses? Hmm though if they had other great photos, I may still go!

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Emily Lynne {The Best of this Life} said...

I would love to see an exhibit of Diana's wardrobe and photographs of her....but 5 dresses seems a bit shy to make a real impact on the audience. Verdict: I would go if there was more on exhibit!!

ShinyPrettyThings said...

wow what a great exhibit! but a bit too pricey. but i suppose the diehard fans will still go check it out. gahhh i love her dresses, she had such impeccable taste!

Heather said...

Oh what I wouldn't give to see this - such an amazing lady with unique beauty and style :)

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navy and orange said...

this would be amazing!

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aki! said...

I'd pay to see these dresses in person!

Lorena said...

It would me nice to attend:)

miss b said...

I would love to see the exhibition and I'm due a return trip to London soon! (I just need to get organised!!) I absolutely love that first photo of Princess Diana - she looks so beautiful and happy there and what a stunning dress!
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A BRIT GREEK said...

I reckon i'll be seeing this when I pop back... She was such an inspiration, let's hope Kate can do the same!
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Stacey said...

Diana was so beautiful and I loved what she wore. But still can't believe it's only 5 dresses! If I was in London I may consider going...

Punctuation Mark said...

what an amazing woman she was!

Claire said...

diana was so beautiful. so elegant, stylish. i would love to go and see that exhibit.

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❤AdamAlexMommy❤ said...

she was such an amazing fashion sense. i would love to go.... great photos of princess di, kim.

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Samantha said...

Diana was such a beautiful person inside and out. I love the picture you chose of her!

Rocker Chic said...

I love her style and I would love love love to see the exhibit lucky 16 year old get to get in free mmmhh I wonder could I pass for 16 :)