Princess Diana Exhibit Coming To The Las Vegas Strip
As the queen’s Jubilee celebrations subside, Americans are still hungry for all things royal. In August, we’ll have another place to funnel that energy, when a 10,000-square-foot exhibit called ‘Princess Diana: A Tribute Exhibition’ opens in Las Vegas.
This permanent exhibit will be mounted inside The Shops at Crystals on the strip and will showcase the garments and personal effects of the beloved princess whose tragic 1997 death shocked the world. The exhibit will also show historic items from her family and friends.
It has taken 45 years to assemble this memorabilia, considered by some to be the most comprehensive collection ever. The group that undertook curation is the Pink Ribbons Crusade, a nonprofit which is sharing the collection to raise funds to fight breast cancer, in partnership with SBX Group and SEE Global Entertainment. There will be 12 themed rooms with three collections titled, ‘Wedding of the Century,’ ‘Fashion Icon’ and ‘Gone Too Soon: A Memorial.’
More than 500 objects represent her life as a young Lady Diana in her family’s ancestral home, her whirlwind romance with Prince Charles to become a princess, her inclusive work as a royal, and on through her untimely death in Paris.
You’ll see a life-sized recreation of her wedding gown and an extensive collection of historic wedding artifacts. Nine other famous gowns Diana wore will be on exhibit, by designers Catherine Walker, Gianni Versace and others. The exhibit also includes 79 intricate, doll-sized replicas of dresses Diana auctioned off eight weeks before her death to raise $3.25 million for charity.
A room dedicated to memorializing the princess includes a life-sized recreation of the people’s vigil outside the Kensington Palace gates with a profusion of bouquets.
On exhibit are also historical textiles ranging from the time of Queen Victoria to Duchess Kate Middleton, as well as objects belonging to Prince Charles, Queen Elizabeth II, Prince William and Prince Harry. Photographs by Anwar Hussein, the longest-standing living professional photographer of the royal family, will also be on display.
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