Princess Diana was the most remarkable woman in the history of the British monarchy. Although she has lived a very short life, her humanitarian work and compassion will always make her immortal in the hearts of people worldwide. The ex-wife of King Charles had always broken conventional royal protocols since the very beginning of joining the family. Lady Di has always created history with her astonishing and revolutionary fashion choices. This article is a tribute to the People’s Princess on the month of her 26th death anniversary. However, she left the world more than two decades ago, her fashion will never be forgotten.
Post-Engagement strapless dress,1981
Lady Di has broken royal protocols even before entering the royal family. Then Prince Charles and his fiancé Lady Diana Spencer stepped out at a recital at London’s Goldsmith’s Hall. Only nineteen years old back then, teenage Di wore a strapless black dress designed by David Emanuel that gaped a little at the top. It’s also marked her first royal engagement.
The Mega wedding dress, July 29, 1981
The midnight blue dress by Victor Edelstein is also known as The Travolta Dress. The Princess wore it at a Gala dinner at the White House in 1985. It is named after actor John Travolta with whom Diana danced at the event.
Cannes Film Festival in 1987
Diana’s one of the most iconic looks is in 1987’s Cannes Film Festival. The princes looked absolutely gorgeous in the pale blue silk chiffon strapless dress by one of her favorite designers Catherine Walker.
The Elvis Dress,1989
The princess wore another iconic piece by Diana’s favourite Catherine Walker in 1989. It’s a white silk dress with pearls and sequins and a raised collar. The Princess compliments this look with the iconic Lover’s Knot tiara.
The Revenge Dress, 1994
This dress is marked as the most iconic dress in fashion history. The bold black off-shoulder dress designed by Christina Stambolian is also known as ‘The Revenge Dress.’ She wrote it at a Vanity Fair party at the Serpentine Gallery in 1994, the same day her ex-husband then Prince Charles admitted being unfaithful to Diana with his mistress now Queen Camila Parker-Bowls.
“Virgin Atlantic” sweatshirt look, 1995
It’s very unusual for royal family members to go out in casual clothes. However, Lady Di broke that rule as well. In 1995, the newly separated Princess rocked a sweatshirt with bright-orange bike shorts and sneakers. It’s one of her iconic casual looks.
Met Gala dress, 1996
This look is one of Princess Diana’s iconic looks after her divorce. She wore this navy blue dress by Dior at the 1996 Met Gala.
The Jacques Azagury dress, 1997
Lady Diana wore this dress on her last birthday before tragically passing away on August 31st of the same year. The black low-cut dress is designed by Jacques Azagury who presented this as a gift to the Princess. Its low-cut neckline led to the development of the famous ‘cleavage bags.’