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.
Princess Diana - I will never forget how much, as a little girl, I LOVED this Princess. THIS was the Princess I wanted to be. Serving others, a servants heart, love of children and quiet spirit. I remember coming home after work and seeing the car wreck, and crying. It was awful. We lost a brilliant star on earth.