Rizwan Baig reveals the story of Princess Diana wearing his collection
In Pakistan, everyone who got a chance to meet Lady Diana became an admirer of her unique personality.
- It was unbelievable for Rizwan to think about a fashion icon like Diana to wear his collection and for this, he was astonished and surprised.
- The dress was made in such a way that it ensured the essence of Diana without disturbing her western touch.
Prince William and his wife Kate are to visit Islamabad for the first royal trip. The Royal Prince William and his wife, the Duchess of Cambridge, are not the first from the royal family to visit Pakistan. The Queen herself visited Pakistan twice.
For now, Diana’s son is coming to Pakistan with his wife. The Princess of Whales was one of the most popular celebrities of her time due to her charming beauty and impressive personality. Wherever she goes in the world, she gets worldwide attention.
In Pakistan, everyone who got a chance to meet Lady Diana became an admirer of her unique personality. And well-known Pakistani fashion designer Rizwan Baig is one of those people. He got the honor of designing a dress for Lady Diana.
Rizwan Baig told BBC that Diana did wear the dress designed by him even the day she signed her divorce papers. She also wore it by the time she received it. It was unbelievable for Rizwan to think about a fashion icon like Diana to wear his collection and for this, he was astonished and surprised.
He got overwhelmed when Jemima asked him to come and meet her as well. “Why don’t you come, meet Diana,” told Mr.Rizwan quoting the words of Jemima. Rizwan designed the dress for Lady Diana when contacted by the former wife of Imran Khan Jemima Goldsmith.
She wanted to give Lady Diana the gift of traditional Pakistani clothing. Jemima just told Rizwan Baig that she wanted to make a dress for a friend. “But as soon as she started narrating, I got to know it was Lady Diana,” said the designer.
Rizwan started researching Diana’s fashion sense, style, and personality. He found out that Diana was not reluctant to try new things in fashion. It was not apparent whether Diana will wear it or not but it should be completely Pakistani, said Mr. Baig recalling to the events of the past when he designed a special dress for the iconic lady.
The dress was made in such a way that it ensured the essence of Diana without disturbing her western touch. The embroidery was done on the dress in light colors that were truly indicating a cultural mix.
Mr. Rizwan was much impressed to see the delicate and gentle behavior of Lady Diana and his happiness knew no bounds as he got a chance to click her photos in that particular dress. Rizwan requested Diana to click a photo with him so that he can reassure that he met with the princess ever in life.
Diana, who at first refused to wear the dress, according to Rizwan was kind enough to wait for him to come back with his camera that he forgot on the breakfast table in the haste. The Princess was very warmly welcomed in Pakistan, added Rizwan. A crowd of people stood on both sides of the road.
People came to see her because she was so beautiful. She was like a dream princess and women came to Lahore especially to see the princess. This was, however, not the first visit of her to Pakistan. Previously, she visited Pakistan in 1991. Apart from Lahore, she also visited Islamabad and Northern areas and Chitral.