Princess Diana Attends The 1996 Met Costume Institute Ball (VIDEO)

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In 1996, the Princess of Wales joined her friend, fellow Brit and Harper’s Bazaar editor-in-chief Liz Tilberis at the Met Costume Institute Gala honoring Christian Dior, of which Tilberis served the co-chair.

Diana wore a midnight blue dress from creative director John Galliano’s first collection with the house, paired with  blue “double cluster” drop sapphire earrings surrounded by diamonds, according to Diana’s Jewels, as well as a matching choker.

The choker is actually made up of a brooch, which once belonged to the Queen Mother, according to The Court Jeweller.

Diana then had it made into a seven-strand pearl choker.

According to a Hard Copy story at the time, Diana opted to walk up the famous Met steps, rather than sneak through a side door like other “high-profile” guests.

Inside, she mingled with Barbara Walters, Iman, Christy Turlington and Ivana Trump, who told the reporter that she sees Diana “quite often in London.”

Watch the video below.

 

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