Sketches of an Icon

From March until early November of this year, Kensington Palace was home to some wonderful color, and furrylittlegnome got to view it firsthand.  An exhibit titled “Diana:  Glimpses of a Modern Dress” showcased some of the late Princess of Wales’s most popular dresses, but what was most astonishing was the hallway leading into the dark room that housed the exhibit in the palace that she called home.

Wallpaper of Diana, Princess of Wales, in Kensington PalaceJulie Verhoeven, a British fashion illustrator created the sketches of Diana from popular photographs of her adult life.  The sketches were then made into wallpaper by Cole & Son – British manufacturers of hand printed wallpaper who have the Queen’s seal of approval.   Enjoy!

Taken in May of 1981, this famous photo of Lady Diana Spencer and Prince Charles in the countryside – just months before their wedding.

Lady Diana in May of 1981Princess Diana and Prince Charles before their marriage in 1981








Their July 29, 1981 wedding is still one of the most watched events on television!

Royalty - Prince of Wales and Lady Diana Spencer Wedding - LondonPrincess Diana on her wedding day in 1981








It was the summer of 1982, and the young princess had given birth to her first son.Princess Diana holding Prince William as an infantPrincess of Wales and Prince William








Finally, that infamous Martio Testino photo for Vanity Fair in 1997-

Princess Diana sketchPublic-Princess-Diana-jpg

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6 Responses to Sketches of an Icon

  1. Jim C. says:

    That 1981 era sweater is faboo.

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  3. oh very nice! i like these sketches!

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