It was such a great entrance the one she made! She had a recent suntan and looked so young and full of life with a navy slim dress and a great pearl and blue saphire choker. At the fashion event she was honoring her friend Liz Tilberis -Harper's Bazaar editor in chief, who later died on ovarian cancer- and her eyes smiled and showed such sincere friendliness.
She had the same way of looking at people and connecting with them that I noticed when I met Audrey Hepburn also in NYC, at a Casita Maria benefit months before her death. (Audrey held my both hands when we met and I told her how much I admired her and how beautiful she was!)
This photo is from the day I met Diana. I was invited as a 'guest' , yes, very fancy -and was not there as one more journalist on a throng of writers and a huge paparazzi crowd (where I have been many times!) --thus I was able to say hello and exchange a few words..She had done her hair different that night and was SO nice, with a firm handshake and great smile.
Thus today, I wish Diana had been here with us. I still feel so sad about her tragic death!