Diana favourite Catherine Walker dies
Monday 27 September 2010
The fashion designer Catherine Walker, known for dressing some of the world's most glamorous women, has died, aged 65.
Walker died on Thursday at a hospital near her Sussex home following a long battle with breast cancer, her family said yesterday.
Although born in France, the mother of two made a name for herself in the UK as an award-winning couture designer, and provided Princess Diana with many of her most iconic outfits.
In a statement, her family said: "Catherine overcame young widowhood and fought cancer twice with enduring bravery. As a designer, she never worked within the conventional mould; she had no formal training, shunned the limelight throughout her career and never showed her collections on the runway."
A private family funeral service has been arranged. A memorial service will be held at a later date.
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