The dresses designed by Jacques Azagury for Princess Diana
the story of Jacques Azagury and Princess Diana
Jacques Azagury recounts his fond memories of the Princess of Wales and talks about the dresses he made for Princess Diana.
The meeting of Jacques Azagury and Princess Diana
Azagury met Princess Diana in 1987 in London, when he was exhibiting a fall/winter collection. They were introduced by British Vogue editor Anna Harvey. She said, "Jacques I have someone I’d like you to meet", and I looked and Princess Diana was standing there.
These are a selection of Jacques' favourite dresses:
Black Chantilly Lace Dress
Hand embroidered with tiny sequins and beads from satin straps. The dress was a gift from Jacques to Diana, Princess of Wales, on the occasion of her 36th Birthday, 1 July 1997. Worn by the Princess to the Tate Gallery.
Red Silk Georgette column dress
With a deep V cut into the back. The hand beaded bodice of red bugle beads carried a long red skirt with a sash of silk georgette worn around the waist. The sash trimmed at both ends in red bugle beads. Worn by Princess Diana to the Red Cross Ball Gala dinner in Washington on 18 June 1997.
Princess Diana and the red cross
Princess Diana was a patron of the Red Cross and used her position in the royal family to promote just causes. Her work spanned many causes across the globe, including most notably for the work around anti-personnel mines which helped raise awareness to the ‘Landmines must be stopped’ campaign in a bid to bring about the total ban on the use of anti-personnel mines.
Ice Blue silk georgette shift dress
Hand beaded with crystal bugle beads, set off by "Hepburn-esque" bows on the dress straps. Worn by the Princess to the Royal Gala Performance of Swan Lake at London's Royal Albert Hall on 3 June 1997.
Diana: A True Musical Story
Diana's life story is now on Broadway as a musical and brings to life well known events throughout her life.
Long black silk georgette dress
With a long fishtail hem. The empire line bodice is of sequinned corded lace. First worn by the Princess in London in September 1995, and again in New York for the Cancer Research Ball the following December.