An Instagram moment: You with Princess Diana’s ‘Travolta dress’

Los Angeles Times Daily Travel & Deal blogger

Time magazine once dubbed it one of the 10 most memorable state-dinner moments: Princess Diana in a “midnight blue velvet gown and sapphire and diamond choker” dancing with John Travolta at a gala dinner at the White House in 1985.

For the first time, Diana fans can have their photo taken with the stunning halter-top gown dubbed the “Travolta dress” at the Southern Women’s Show in Raleigh, N.C., through Sunday. It’s part of “Diana, the People’s Princess,” a touring exhibition that includes five gowns and other memorabilia about the royal who died in 1997.

Check out this Associated Press video (above) of Tony Doblin, executive producer of the exhibition, who talks about the significance of the gowns -- and the princess.