Lucite International recently supported an event featuring pieces from the Pat Kerr Private Royal Collection that will soon be part of “Diana: Her Fashion Story”, which opens at Kensington Palace, Princess Diana’s former London home in February 2017.

The sneak preview champagne celebration – Diana: The Queen of People’s Hearts – was hosted by Kerr, a local collector and designer, and gave attendees a glimpse at her remarkable collection before it departs from Memphis for London, where it will remain for three years. Boxes crafted by Sunset Plastic Fabrication from LuciteLux® Clear acrylic housed the precious articles on display.

“We are thrilled Pat selected LuciteLux® Clear to protect and showcase her beautiful and irreplaceable collection,” said Chris Robinson, business manager for Lucite International. “Our clear acrylic is the perfect choice due to its excellent optical clarity, strength and scratch resistance, all important performance characteristics for showcasing valuables in an exhibition space.”

Sunset Plastic Fabrication made 12 boxes of varying sizes for the event. Manufactured in Memphis, LuciteLux® Clear is easy to fabricate and allows for seamless glue joints that keep the focus on the items on display.

The special exhibition featured more than 100 items of fashion, costumes, textiles and memorabilia from Diana, Princess of Wales; Queen Elizabeth II; Queen Victoria and the Duke and Duchess of Windsor. Highlights included a lace-trimmed nightdress owned by Queen Victoria, a black evening gown and four designer dresses from Diana, Princess of Wales’ personal collection. The exhibit also featured outstanding examples of lace from the 17th and 19th centuries, illustrating the fabric’s history and exploring its role in defining elegance and wealth throughout history.

“LuciteLux® has a long history of involvement in honoring history and culture,” said Robinson. “We were proud to support this event and give the people of Memphis a chance to see the rare collection before it moves to Kensington Palace.”

Proceeds from the sneak preview event benefited Memphis Charitable Foundation charities.