In pictures: Princess Diana fashion story at Kensington Palace in London

'Diana: Her Fashion Story' follows her evolution from the demure outfits of her first public appearances to the glamourous gowns of her later life and is being hosted in Kensington Palace, her London residence.
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Glittering gowns, elegant suits and bold mini-dresses worn by the late Princess Diana will go on show from Friday on the 20th anniversary of her death in a unique exhibition charting her style reign. (Getty Images)
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Glittering gowns, elegant suits and bold mini-dresses worn by the late Princess Diana will go on show from Friday on the 20th anniversary of her death in a unique exhibition charting her style reign. (Getty Images)
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A 1996 Catherine Walker red day suit worn by Princess Diana at the launch of the HIV / Aids charity London Lighthouse appeal on display at a press preview at Kensington Palace on February 22, 2017 in London, England. The exhibition 'Diana: Her Fashion Story', which showcases a number of the Princess' dresses and outfits, opens to the public on February 24 as part of events commemorating the life of Princess Diana to mark the 20th anniversary of her death in Paris on August 31st, 1997. (Getty Images)
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A 1997 Catherine Walker pale pink day suit worn by Princess Diana at the Savoy Hotel in London in 1997 on display at a press preview at Kensington Palace on February 22, 2017 in London, England. The exhibition 'Diana: Her Fashion Story', which showcases a number of the Princess' dresses and outfits, opens to the public on February 24. August 31st this year marks 20 years since Princess Diana was killed in a car crash in Paris. (Getty Images)
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Sketches of dresses worn by Princess Diana on display at a press preview at Kensington Palace on February 22, 2017 in London, England. The exhibition 'Diana: Her Fashion Story', which showcases a number of the Princess' dresses and outfits, opens to the public on February 24 as part of events commemorating the life of Princess Diana to mark the 20th anniversary of her death in Paris on August 31st, 1997. (Getty Images)
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A dress by designer Catherine Walker, and worn by Britain's Diana, Princess of Wales during an official portrait with her husband Charles, Prince of Wales in 1987, is pictured during a press preview of the forthcoming exhibition entitled 'Diana: Her Fashion Story', at Kensington Palace in London on February 22, 2017. Glittering gowns, elegant suits and bold mini-dresses worn by the late Princess Diana will go on show from Friday on the 20th anniversary of her death in a unique exhibition charting her style reign. 'Diana: Her Fashion Story' follows her evolution from the demure outfits of her first public appearances to the glamourous gowns of her later life and is being hosted in Kensington Palace, her London residence. (DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP/Getty Images)
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A 1979 Regamus dress (C) worn by Princess Diana at the 1979 Ball at Althorp House on display at a press preview at Kensington Palace on February 22, 2017 in London, England. The exhibition 'Diana: Her Fashion Story', which showcases a number of the Princess' dresses and outfits, opens to the public on February 24 as part of events commemorating the life of Princess Diana to mark the 20th anniversary of her death in Paris on August 31st, 1997. (Getty Images)
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A dress by designer Catherine Walker, and worn by Britain's Diana, Princess of Wales during an official visit to Austria in 1986, is pictured during a press preview of the forthcoming exhibition entitled 'Diana: Her Fashion Story', at Kensington Palace in London on February 22, 2017. Glittering gowns, elegant suits and bold mini-dresses worn by the late Princess Diana will go on show from Friday on the 20th anniversary of her death in a unique exhibition charting her style reign. 'Diana: Her Fashion Story' follows her evolution from the demure outfits of her first public appearances to the glamourous gowns of her later life and is being hosted in Kensington Palace, her London residence. (DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP/Getty Images)
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A chiffon blouse by the designer Emanuel, and worn by Princess Diana, at her first official portrait by Lord Snowdon, consequently published in Vogue in February 1981, is pictured during a press preview of the forthcoming exhibition entitled 'Diana: Her Fashion Story', at Kensington Palace in London on February 22, 2017. Glittering gowns, elegant suits and bold mini-dresses worn by the late Princess Diana will go on show from Friday on the 20th anniversary of her death in a unique exhibition charting her style reign. 'Diana: Her Fashion Story' follows her evolution from the demure outfits of her first public appearances to the glamourous gowns of her later life and is being hosted in Kensington Palace, her London residence. (DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP/Getty Images)
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A 1989 Catherine Walker dress and jacket dress embroidered with sequins and pearls, known as the 'Elvis Dress', worn by Princess Diana on an official visit to Hong Kong in 1989 on display at a press preview at Kensington Palace on February 22, 2017 in London, England. The exhibition 'Diana: Her Fashion Story', which showcases a number of the Princess' dresses and outfits, opens to the public on February 24 as part of events commemorating the life of Princess Diana to mark the 20th anniversary of her death in Paris on August 31st, 1997. (Getty Images)
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A 1991 Atelier Versace silk gown worn by Princess Diana at a Harper's Bazaar photoshoot with Patrick Demarchelier on display at a press preview at Kensington Palace on February 22, 2017 in London, England. The exhibition 'Diana: Her Fashion Story', which showcases a number of the Princess' dresses and outfits, opens to the public on February 24 as part of events commemorating the life of Princess Diana to mark the 20th anniversary of her death in Paris on August 31st, 1997. (Getty Images)
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A member of staff poses with sketches of dresses worn by Princess Diana on display at a press preview at Kensington Palace on February 22, 2017 in London, England. The exhibition 'Diana: Her Fashion Story', which showcases a number of the Princess' dresses and outfits, opens to the public on February 24 as part of events commemorating the life of Princess Diana to mark the 20th anniversary of her death in Paris on August 31st, 1997. (Getty Images)
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A 1987 Catherine Walker blue silk chiffon evening gown (C) worn by Princess Diana at the 1987 Cannes Film Festival on display at a press preview at Kensington Palace on February 22, 2017 in London, England. The exhibition 'Diana: Her Fashion Story', which showcases a number of the Princess' dresses and outfits, opens to the public on February 24 as part of events commemorating the life of Princess Diana to mark the 20th anniversary of her death in Paris on August 31st, 1997. (Getty Images)
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A member of staff poses beside a 1992 Catherine Walker grey silk satin dress with simulated pearl embroidery on the bodice worn by Princess Diana for a photo shoot with Mario Testino for Vanity Fair on display during a press preview at Kensington Palace on February 22, 2017 in London, England. The exhibition 'Diana: Her Fashion Story', which showcases a number of the Princess' dresses and outfits, opens to the public on February 24 as part of events commemorating the life of Princess Diana to mark the 20th anniversary of her death in Paris on August 31st, 1997. (Getty Images)
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A dress (C) by designer Catherine Walker, and worn by Britain's Diana, Princess of Wales at the Christie's gala in New York in 1997, is pictured during a press preview of the forthcoming exhibition entitled 'Diana: Her Fashion Story', at Kensington Palace in London on February 22, 2017. Glittering gowns, elegant suits and bold mini-dresses worn by the late Princess Diana will go on show from Friday on the 20th anniversary of her death in a unique exhibition charting her style reign. 'Diana: Her Fashion Story' follows her evolution from the demure outfits of her first public appearances to the glamourous gowns of her later life and is being hosted in Kensington Palace, her London residence. (DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP/Getty Images)
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