Designer Yuki Fortuny Pleats with Bugle Bead Panel Gown 1986 Japan

 

WORN IN 1986 FOR A BANQUET WITH EMPEROR HIRIHITO IN JAPAN.  YUKI WAS A LITTLE KNOWN, BRITISH BORN POPULAR DESIGNER IN LONDON WHEN THE PRINCESS ASKED HIM TO DO A FEW SKETCHES FOR HER UPCOMING TRIP TO JAPAN.  ROYAL BLUE UNCRUSHABLE FORTUNY PLEATS WITH BUGLE BEAD PANELS AT WAIST AND YOKE.  DIANA WORE IT WITH HER SAPPHIRE HEADBAND WHICH AT THE TIME CREATED A FASHION STIR IN THE MEDIA AND FASHION WORLD. CLOSEUP OF THE MATERIAL WITH BUGLE BEADED DETAIL AND YUKI’S SKETCH ARE BELOW