Princess of Wales
The Princess of Wales was an icon of fashion during her short life. I was in college when she married Prince Charles and many of us got up early in the morning to watch the royal wedding. Back in the day, I got the feeling that you could slap the picture of the Princess on any book and it would probably sell millions.
This book was more about her personal fashion sense and had more narrative than I initially expected. I honestly was thinking this was going to be very little text and more a bundle of Diana’s memorable outfits. The designer and fashion types would find this a decent choice, the Princess Di fans would probably be disappointed there wasn’t much in there about her specifically.
The entire story of Diana is interesting and worthy of materials. If you were a teen or twenty-something during the 1980s, I would be willing to bet that you had something in your closet that was Diana-inspired. This book definitely has a place in a fashion/design collection. Public libraries would probably do better with something more current, but I wouldn’t necessarily say it’s an automatic weed.