Diana's dresses on exhibit in North Carolina this weekend

FILE -- In this Dec. 11, 1995 file photo, Diana, Princess of Wales, smiles at the United Cerebral Palsy's annual dinner at the New York Hilton. Princess Diana would have been 50 years old on Friday, July 1, 2011, perhaps the only certainty about the course of a life abruptly cut short in a 1997 car crash in Paris, with a new boyfriend, two months past her 36th birthday. (AP Photo/ Mark Lennihan,file)

FILE -- In this Dec. 11, 1995 file photo, Diana, Princess of Wales, smiles at the United Cerebral Palsy's annual dinner at the New York Hilton. Princess Diana would have been 50 years old on Friday, July 1, 2011, perhaps the only certainty about the course of a life abruptly cut short in a 1997 car crash in Paris, with a new boyfriend, two months past her 36th birthday. (AP Photo/ Mark Lennihan,file)

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- Princess Di was known for her keen fashion sense. Visitors to the Southern Women's Show in Raleigh, North Carolina, this weekend will get a close-up look at some of her most iconic gowns.

Tony Doblin, the executive producer of `Diana, the People's Princess,' explains the exhibition is about the life of Princess Diana and `tells the story from childhood to her unfortunate death, through her clothing.'

Doblin says the dresses are owned by Maureen Dunkel, who bought them eight weeks prior to Diana's death, as an investment in textiles. She had no idea that eight weeks later her life would change forever following the death of Princess Diana.


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