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This is a dress with a story, and Elizabeth Emanuel wants to tell it. Shocking pink with a plunging, ruffled neckline and body-hugging shape, the gown was designed by Emanuel for Lady Diana Spencer to wear at a party at Buckingham Palace a few days before her marriage to Prince Charles in 1981. It was a visual coming out party for the future princess, until then known for her conservative sweater-and-pearls look. But the dress was soon forgotten. Emanuel doesn’t even know where the dress is, or even if it still exists. So she has re-created it out of bolts of shiny, satin taffeta cut and stitched to match the dramatic sketches she made more than 40 years ago.

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British designer Elizabeth Emanuel shows the fabric used to make a replica of an evening gown she designed for the then Lady Diana Spencer to wear at a Buckingham Palace party a few days before her marriage to Prince Charles in 1981, in London, Friday, Nov. 18, 2022. Emanuel recreated the dress for her own archive and to show another side of Diana, who Emanuel believes has been misrepresented by "The Crown," the popular Netflix series that has brought the story of the princess and her ill-fated marriage to a new generation. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

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Teenage climate activists in Nigeria’s largest city are recycling trash into runway outfits for a “Trashion Show.” The event in Lagos this year took place just as world leaders were wrapping up two weeks of U.N. climate talks in Egypt.  Lagos, one of Africa’s most populous cities with more than 15 million residents, generates at least 12,000 metric tons of waste daily. The activists organize regular trash clean-ups across communities and at beaches. The plastic litter is then used to create fabrics for the fashion show. Draped in red plastic spoons and fabric, 16-year-old Nethaniel Edegwa said she joined this year’s edition as a model “to make a change.”

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Jalokun Nifemi, wearing an outfit made from recycled newspapers, waits back stage before a 'trashion show' in Sangotedo Lagos, Nigeria, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba)

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Maureen Okoduwa left, wearing an outfit made from recycled newspapers, receives makeup back stage before a 'trashion show' in Sangotedo Lagos, Nigeria, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba)

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Iteoluwa Olukanmi, left, and Success John Nzoribe, right, wearing outfit made from recycled bottles, receive makeup back stage before a 'trashion show' in Sangotedo Lagos, Nigeria, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba)

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Models wearing outfits made from various recycled materials wait backstage before a 'trashion show' in Sangotedo Lagos, Nigeria, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba)

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Model Obum Daniel Amarachukwu wears an outfit made from recycled palm front walk the runway during a 'trashion show' in Sangotedo Lagos, Nigeria, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba)

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Jalokun Nifemi, left, wearing an outfit made from newspapers, Okpala Crystal, Center, wearing an outfit made from recycled plastic bags and Nathaniel Edegwa, right, wearing an outfit made from recycled plastic spoons, wait back stage before a 'trashion show' in Sangotedo Lagos, Nigeria, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba)

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Models, wearing outfits made from various recycled materials, walk around the venue of the 'trashion show' in Sangotedo Lagos, Nigeria, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba)