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Channel 4 to air Princess Diana dress documentary


Diana, Princess of Wales tragically died in a car accident in Paris in 1997.

Channel 4 have announced plans to air a documentary that will feature Diana, Princess of Wales’ dresses and the stories behind them.

The one-off documentary, which will be aired on July 16, will go behind the scenes as dresses owned by the late Princess are auctioned.

Earlier this year in March, the dresses went under auction fetching £800,000, and the hour-long programme will reveal the build-up to the dresses being sold.

Kerry Taylor, whose auction house hosted the sale, will also provide commentary for the programme which will include footage of the Princess in some of her most iconic dresses.

Some of Diana’s closest aides will provide insight on the Princess’ choice of gowns during her life. Virginia Clarke, who shared a flat with Diana, will shed light on how the spotlight changed Diana’s life. Virginia has not spoken about her friendship with Diana since 1981.

“Diana was one of the greatest style icons of the 20th Century and her dresses and choice of clothes spoke volumes,” Anna Miralis, Channel 4 commissioning editor revealed.

“For this first time, this film offers a fresh insight into the life of a princess who was so effortless and successful in using fashion as a means of power.”

This week, a exhibition opened at Kensington Palace featuring dresses worn by the late Princess, and Her Majesty The Queen and Princess Margaret.

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