BREAST CANCER BENEFIT TAKES A FASHION TURN: The Queen Mary's Elegant Ballroom to Host Diana Designer Show


Recognized by fashionistas everywhere as one of the world’s most beautifully dressed women, the late Diana Princess of Wales was haute couture’s sought after muse.  The list of those who dressed Diana is abloom with the best of the best. From Catherine Walker and Christian Dior, the roster of top designers and stylists seeking her attention bespeaks Diana’s influence on taste, style and elegance.  From the ballroom to red carpet, hospital visits to schoolroom appearances, Diana was always the picture of appropriate fashion.


The Queen Mary, Pink Ribbons Crusade and Breast Cancer Angels – will present a fashion tribute to Diana (Oct 12) asRunway Alive in Pink makes its debut aboard the world’s most cherished ocean liner.  Set amidst the Art Deco elegance of the Queen’s Ballroom, once the gathering place for ocean traveling glitterati, the Breast Cancer themed fashion show will highlight apparel and accessories from the designers Diana favored most. Included will be ensembles and one-of-a-kind items by Marisa Baratelli, Mia Bella Couture, Renee Strauss, Catherine Walker, Christian Dior, Versace, Valentino and other celebrated fashion names.


In keeping with the royal theme, the models will include California titleholders led by Miss California 2013 and Miss America Runner-Up, Crystal Lee who will be performing ballet and Miss California 2012, Leah Cecil.


“Each October we celebrate Breast Cancer Awareness month – as a celebration of life and survival.  While noting the passing of its victims, this anniversary period proactively recognizes the global effort to combat the disease while honoring and uplifting those struggling daily and those having won their personal battle with breast cancer.  Our fashion gala seeks to address each of these messages while adding a touch of Diana glamour to the conversation,” said Steve Sheldon, Director of Special Events, Queen Mary.      


DETAILS:  Runway Alive In Pink will be held in the Grand Salon on October 12, 2013. Doors open at 10 a.m.  Tickets include sit-down luncheon, fashion show, designer boutiques, silent auction, gift bag, free parking and admission to“Diana: Legacy of a Princess.”  Prices range from $99-$200.  For more information, visit


About the Queen Mary                   

Located in the Port of Long Beach, the Queen Mary features a rich maritime history, authentic Art Deco décor, and stunning views of the Pacific Ocean and Long Beach city skyline. At the time of her maiden voyage in May of 1936, she was considered the grandest ocean liner ever built. The Queen Mary features award-winning restaurants, historical attractions, numerous special event salons and 314 staterooms. The Diana: Legacy of a Princess exhibition will be showcased in a specially-designed 9,000 square foot gallery on the ship’s Sun Deck.  For more information or for reservations, see or call (800) 437-2934.

About Pink Ribbons Crusade

Pink Ribbons Crusade is a 501(c)(3) total-volunteer organization which raises funds for Breast Cancer prevention and awareness.  It does so with its traveling exhibit which features the world’s largest private collection of Princess Diana Dresses plus a fabulous array of British Royal historical memorabilia. Founded in early 2000, it is a Texas-based charity consisting of a small band of volunteers who believe in continuing Diana’s charitable lead of giving back, expecting no reward, and making a significant difference in the world in which we live. Visit:


About Breast Cancer Angels of Southern California

Proceeds from the event will benefit Breast Cancer Angels, a well-respected Southern California charity which helps with the many needs of Breast Cancer patients and survivors struggling with bills, medical needs, legal matters, and family responsibilities. Founded in 2000, this 501(c)(3) is extremely unique since it operates with less than 3% administrative fees. To learn more about this outstanding “grassroots” organization, visit



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