With the exclusive support of many who knew and loved Diana, Princess of Wales, this book celebrates and examines the way she presented herself to the world-in her look, her smile, her choice of dress, even her hairstyle.
From the moment the innocent young nanny stepped into the very public role of Princess, her innermost thoughts and emotions had to remain concealed. Yet her sense of herself was inexorably conveyed through her manner of dress and her public demeanor as she passed through the many phases of her public life.
Through her insight as an insider and internationally admired fashion editor, Georgina Howell tells of the fairy-tale transformation of Diana. Photo- reportage and lavish official portraits by royal photographer Anwar Hussein and the world's greatest fashion photographers explore every carefully planned public face and mood of the Princess-ingenue, bride, madonna, supermodel, nemesis, icon.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I have followed Diana from the start -- I practically memorized her every day dresses and ball gowns, hair styles, jewelry and weight loss issues. I find it appalling the 'flexibility' of fashion writers and royal watchers in the beginning and the current trends regarding Diana's weight. Until Diana publicly admitting to suffering from bulumia the writers treated us commoners to a daily routine of how grand Diana looked. Marvelously 'slim' and glowing with good health! Now the claims are all the writers noticed that Diana was unhealthy. Too slender and obviously pale. All these writers and fashion police KNEW she was sick. Well why didn't they tell the rest of us? We women were almost scolded for not having Diana's slim figure. We were informed Diana worked out and watched her weight so she could look great in her clothes. No she was not 'too slim' in those days we read! This book is another one of those hindsight publications that 'knew' Diana was sick and her slim figure was extreme. I give this book a four star rating for the photographs.
A beautiful book. I enjoyed every page. One request though: Diana was photographed from 1980 until her death. That is a lot of clothes(even if she did wear many outfits more than once). However we basically see the same outfits in all the fashion books with only a few variations. Please prepare a sequel and include some of her other 'forgotten' fashions. Her fans would appreciate the additional book for their collections.
This is a fabulous book with exquisite details about Diana's fashions and designers. Truly a book for the Diana fashion fanatic! Excellent photos and illustrations. I also cannot wait for another book of this quality.