Princess Diana's designer Catherine Walker dies

Monday September 27, 2010

After a long battle with cancer, fashion designer Catherine Walker has passed away, aged 65. 

She shot to fame after working with Princess Diana (pictured, in one of Catherine's dresses) shortly after her marriage to Prince Charles.

The British designer provided Diana with over 1,000 iconic dresses, and the royal was even laid to rest in a black dress designed by her.

Keen to "carry forward her philosophy and the unique handwriting of her brand", the fashionista hand-picked and trained a design team before her own death.

Working together they developed a portfolio of designs which will be released in the coming years.

Her family have said: "She will be missed by both this team and her family, all of whom are determined to grow the brand and the legacy of this great designer."

See some of the iconic creations worn by Diana

Photos: © Rex, Getty

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