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Silver, shimmering gown with an exposed back designed by Bruce Oldfield. Diana wore this gown in March 1985 for a fashion show gala to aid Dr. Barnado’s Charity, which she was president of. Because of the wide shoulders of this gown and a few others, Diana soon received the nickname “Dynasty Di.”
July 2, 1985: Princess Diana visits the Western Isles of Scotland. (Photo by Tim Graham/Getty Images)
Princess Diana would have been 51 years old on July 1, 2012, had her life not ended so suddenly in a Paris tunnel on August 31, 1997. Only 36 when she died, the "Queen of People's Hearts" and mother of the future King of England nevertheless left a lasting legacy in photos.