Dressing Diana

Tasmin Blanchard
Photographs by Tim Graham
ISBN 9781566492935 (hardcover)
Published in April 1998
MSRP $40.00
Diana, Princess of Wales was the most photographed woman in the world. Everything she wore – her dresses, handbags, hats, jewelery, to her shoes – was scrutinized and commented on. Her wedding dress is the most copied dress in history and the sale of her dresses at Christie's brought in millions of dollar for charity.
Dressing Diana captures the vibrancy of Diana from her introduction to the world as a young fairy princess to her becoming an icon of style. Mr Graham was given unprecedented access to photograph the public and private lives of the Prince and Princess of Wales and he photographed the Royal Family thousands of times over twenty-five years and in more than one hundred countries. His photographs were the ones used in the Christie's catalog.
Tasmin Blanchard recounts how Diana learned the rudiments of style, and how she experimented with color and pattern in order to make increasingly bold fashion statements until her own very singular vision emerged – a clean, simple but sophisticated look that enhanced her beauty and drew praise from the fashion press of the world.
Diana was dressed by a range of couturiers and their contribution to both her wardrobe and style is examined closely: from Catherine Walker to Jacques Azagury and Versace.

Tasmin Blanchard is fashion editor for the Independent. She has written for many major fashion magazines, including GQ, Vogue, Marie Claire, and Elle.
Tim Graham's books include In Private, In Public: The Prince and Princess of Wales and Diana: A Tribute in Photographs – both international bestsellers.