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I was born in Greece and trained in Athens, before coming to London in the 70s where I worked and lived most of my career. I designed evening, cocktail and wedding dresses using exquisite silk, velvet, French lace and beaded embroidery.

I designed and produced 15 full scale catwalk shows at prestigious venues such as the The Park Lane Hotel, The Intercontinental and Claridges. Between 1983 and 1994 my designs were sold in  "Christina Stambolian" boutiques  in Paris and London.

I have helped charities by donating my own creations:
  • The "Revenge Dress" worn by Princess Diana at the "Serpentine Gallery" was bought by Greame Mackenzie the Scottish collector and has been used for worthy causes like "Children First" the Royal Scottish Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Children.
  • The "Children of St. Mary's" intensive care unit (1998).
  • Two water colour designs of the Diana's "Revenge Dress" were donated to "Norwood and Demelza House" (Children and Families First). The designs were sold in the "Designs of the Times" charity event in March 2003.
  • I have donated 14 miniature evening dresses to the "Georgio de Cirico" gallery in Greece, including Princess Diana's "Revenge Dress".

The Story Behind the  Revenge Dress

On June 29th 1994, Diana was due to attend a dinner hosted by Vanity Fair at the Serpentine Gallery. She purchased a dress from a designer called Valentino. Much to Diana's displeasure and, in what has since been described as a display of crude opportunism, his house released a premature, unauthorised press statement about the dress. Diana immediately changed her mind and decided to wear one of her most important dresses - The "Revenge Dress" designed by Christina Stambolian

Princess Dianna

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