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Escada — Margaretha Ley

Escada was one of the Princess's favorite brands for semi-private or private engagements in the early 1990s. Designer Margaretha Ley created many outfits for the Princess for these occasions.


Custom Escada Jeans Designed By Margaretha Ley

Custom-made Escada jeans, worn by the Princess for outings with her children and to watch Prince Charles play polo. 

Fuchsia Escada Suit

This pink suit was worn by the Princess in at least four public appearances between 1988 and 1990. The suit was donated to a local charity store, to which Diana used to give her items to help raise money for various charities. It was preserved by the shop owner and worn on these occassions:

— As a Patron of Turning Point, Diana attended a Silver Jubilee Symposium on “Alcohol & Drugs at Work” on May 18, 1989

— Start of the Push 2 wheelchair race at the Marlborough Hotel in London in July 1989

— At the Deal Centre (Age Concern Deal Centre for the Retired Ltd) in Deal, Kent on September 12, 1989

— At the Annual General Meeting of the Abbeyfield Society at Westminster Central Hall, London on May 15, 1990

Grey Blue Pinstripe Cashmere Jacket

Princess Diana's smart grey blue pinstripe wool and cashmere jacket with silver shiny buttons, designed by Margaretha Ley. Diana wore it six times:

— During a speech for Barnardos in London on October 18, 1988
— At an engagement at the Bayswater Families Doctors Practice in Paddington on February 22, 1989
— When Princess and Prince Charles visited survivors of the Hillsborough football disaster in Sheffield on April 17, 1989
— During a visit to The Met Police Driving School Hendon. For this cold outdoor engagement the Princess combined the jacket with a blue turtleneck on March 2, 1990
— Opening The De Paul Trust Housing Homeless Youth with Cardinal Hume on April 27, 1990
— Visiting Centrepoint Hostel in Lewisham London on March 6, 1992

Black Escada Jacket

Escada black suit worn by Princess Diana to many of her charity events.

Visit The Princess Diana Museum to learn more about each item and the collection within the gallery.

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