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Diana, Princess of Wales, by Lord Snowdon, 1981 - NPG P218 - Snowdon / Vogue 1981 © Condé Nast Publications Ltd

Snowdon / Vogue 1981 © Condé Nast Publications Ltd

Diana, Princess of Wales

by Lord Snowdon
cibachrome print, 1981
20 in. x 16 in. (508 mm x 406 mm)
Given by Vogue on behalf of Antony Charles Robert Armstrong-Jones, Earl of Snowdon, 1982
Primary Collection
NPG P218


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  • Lord Snowdon (1930-), Photographer; former husband of Princess Margaret. Artist of 276 portraits, Sitter in 17 portraits.

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The publication of this portrait in Vogue magazine in February 1981 coincided with the official announcement of the engagement of Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer. Commissioned by Vogue as part of a 'Portrait Portfolio' of young aristocratic women by the photographer Lord Snowdon, it was used by several magazines and newspapers when the engagement was announced. Lady Diana wears a chiffon blouse by Emanuel, the designers who went on to create her wedding dress.

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