Lot 22 : Princess Diana's Catherine Walker printed peach silk polka dot coat-dress, 1988.
Princess Diana's Catherine Walker printed peach silk polka dot coat-dress, 1988. bearing 'Catherine Walker for Chelsea Design Co.' label, double-breasted, of loose cut but with slimmer fitting skirt, padded shoulders, lined in white silk, bust 97cm, 38in, waist 76cm, 30in Provenance: From the same vendor as lots 20 and 21. Mr Said Ismail of Catherine Walker recalls making a special order of this dress for Princess Diana. By removing or changing jewellery or adding a hat, this versatile dress could be worn for both formal or semi-formal occasions. Princess Diana wore this dress on four public occasions: 13th June 1988, to attend the Order of the Garter ceremony with Prince Charles, accessorised with a peach sailor bonnet with rear bow and upturned brim and single strand pearl choker. 12th July 1988, to welcome President Evren of Turkey on a State Visit, with Prince Charles, accessorised with a peach sailor bonnet and double strand pearl choker. 12th July 1989, on a visit to The Freeman Hospital, and Percy Hedley School in Newcastle Upon Tyne, accessorised with a simple white clutch bag and court shoes. 15th May 1991, for an International Spinal Research Charity event at the Langham Hilton Hotel, London, with peach leather shoes..
Estimate:£20000 - £30000
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