London, Nov 30 : Late Princess of Wales, Diana, was very well known for her dazzling collection of clothes, but her designer has revealed that a very modest dress was her favourite.
David Sassoon, the Princess' designer, who had made her more than 70 outfits, revealed that even though she had a huge number of dresses there was only one dress that she loved most and called as her "caring dress".
The dress was a floral crepe-de-Chine design with very bright colours, and though she faced the public's criticism wearing it, she continued to do so as it made the sick or suffering children she visited feel more relaxed in her presence.
"She would say 'I keep being told not to wear it, but I love this dress, my caring dress'. Of course Diana was the first member of the Royal family to break all the rules," the Telegraph quoted him as saying.
Mr Sassoon, who has spent 50 years dressing some of the world's most beautiful women at his couture house Bellville Sassoon, designed the dress for a foreign tour in 1988.
In the 1990s the press had speculated that she loved the dress because of its colour, Sassoon explained that it was not the reason.
"She happened to wear that dress when visiting a hospital, and children seemed to clamour round and like it. If you are like the Princess of Wales, who loved children, you don't want a strictly formal suit for a hospital visit. You pick a very informal dress with bright colours, which that dress was. The reaction is one of awe from young children," he added.
The Princess went on to wear it in Lagos in Nigeria, in Sao Paulo, Brazil, and also while visiting a London Aids hospice.