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Catherine Walker is a french born fashion designer who was based out of London. She is noted for having created well over 1,000 dresses and outfits for Diana Princess of Wales.  When Diana was buried, she was wearing a black dress designed by Walker.

Walker and Princess Diana’s professional relationship began in 1981 after her marriage to Charles, and lasted until her death sixteen years later.

Some of Walkers iconic designs for Diana include:

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Walker also designed the dress worn by Carole Middleton during her daughters wedding on April 29th.

Catherine Walker was not one of the fashion designer who looked for fame and the spotlight.  She opened her company in 1977 in London and enjoyed success  for over 30 years.  Walker created two seasonal collections per year, skincare products and wedding gowns.

Walker lost her battle with breast cancer in 2010.