More than 20 years have passed since Princess Diana’s death, but today, her personality is just as influential, leading, and iconic as it was decades ago. She’ll forever be known as a royal, a humanitarian and, of course, as a style icon.
Princess Diana was and still is a style icon.
Just look at fashion’s latest wave and you’ll see a lot of celebrities drawing inspiration from several of Princess Diana’s fashion moments from the ’80s and ’90s.
In honor of late British Royal’s timeless elegance, poise and generous heart, this birthday month of Princess D, we look at some of today’s fashion stars who have recreated and channeled Princess Diana’s most memorable looks.
Decades ago it was the era of pinstripe tailoring, polka dot frocks, frilled sleeves. Huge collars, big shoulders and dad sneakers of the ’80s and ’90s
And their most famous adopter, Princess Diana, has emerged as a huge style divine for a generation of young women wearing little more than nappies while she was still alive. Well, look at them now following the leader.
Here’s Emily Ratajkowski wearing a Navy Blue blazer with pinstripes, out and about at New York Fashion Week Looking like an exact replica of what Diana Wore as she left after a speech at the annual meeting of the youth charity Centrepoint.
Similar yet Striking!
Diana loved the asymmetric look for evening gowns. Gwyneth Paltrow walked the 2015 Oscars red carpet in this sculptural Ralph and Russo number.
Stepping out in blue jean, a mannish dark blazer and logo T-shirt, model Gigi Hadid at fittings for the 2018 Victoria’s Secret Fashion show in New York, is clearly inspired by Princess Diana’s Look at Guards Polo Club 1988 in a sweatshirt with a British Lung Foundation Logo.
But this isn’t the only time Gigi took fashion tips from the Princess…
Princess Diana solidified her throne in the world of style icons throughout history from the time she pulled on her larger-than-life wedding dress to the latter days of her sleek sheath dresses and of course who can forget the ‘Revenge dress’ that looked so strikingly sexy.
Gigi Hadid’s flattering, high-waisted mom jeans owe a lot to Diana’s.
Wearing a double-breasted jacket-dress, Hailey Baldwin seemed to take a fashion tip from Princess Diana, who stood out in a similar tartan look during a trip to Japan.
Brace yourselvesssss for…
THE REVENGE DRESS!
Bella Hadid looked regal in a short dress with a train, like the famous Christina Stambolian one worn by the Princess in 1996 at the Vanity Fair party at the Serpentine.
How can anybody not remember ” The Revenge Dress.”
Turns out, her dress wasn’t the only thing that made everyone’s jaw drop that night.
The dress was called so because the dress was worn on the same day that Prince Charles admitted to his affair with Camilla Parker Bowles.
Actress Priyanka Chopra posted a picture of the late Princess in a strapless gown at the 1988 premiere of Octopussy alongside one of herself in a strikingly similar white pleated jumpsuit and a matching cape at this year’s Cannes Festival.
Just like Lady Di, Priyanka Chopra knew the power of a floaty strapless chiffon gown.
During the 72nd annual Cannes Film Festival on May 19, 2019, Camila Morrone channeled Princess Diana’s polka dot dress that she wore at the Polo at Windsor 1987.
Today, young women across the world are obsessed with how the most famous Royal of the period dressed and carried herself.
Princess Diana at the auction of her dresses at the Carlyle Hotel, New York City, in June 1997 stood up to be an inspiration for Alexa Chung who channeled her at the Erdem show during this year’s London Fashion Week.
Undoubtedly, Diana’s charisma, vulnerability, and ultimately tragic life, combined with the way she so commandingly learned to use her appearance and fashion sense as a powerful medium, is all part of the enticement for today’s young generation of women.
It’s such a pity she isn’t here to experience this new-found style worship. I’m sure she would have been in much delight.
Is this The Most Beloved Dress?
When Kate Middleton was recently photographed in a navy polka-dot dress that we knew we’d seen somewhere before, our hearts cheered internally with joy.
Fans thought it was a nice tribute.
Meghan Markle’s Suits co-star, Abigail Spencer, arrived at the royal wedding in May on the Duchess wedding day, wearing the same polka dot piece as Kate. (Abigail wore it first) Spencer styled it with a matching blue fascinator for the occasion.
Actress Daisy Ridley and Ivanka Trump have also seemed to have channeled the same polka-dot dress by Alessandra Rich.
Here’s a photo of Princess Diana from 1995, pairing some neon biker shorts with a vintage pullover and some major dad sneaks.
Fashion icon of the… entire history of forever.
And you thought the Kardashians and Jenners were the ones to invent this biker shorts trend, but you forgot that Princess Diana actually invented it and wore it way before it was ALL COOOL!
Here’s a gallery of Princess Diana’s most iconic looks in the history of fashion.
She dresses like a true royal in style, yet appropriate suits; and her fashion has never failed to reflect her true personality with bold looks in bright colors, fun prints, and interesting textures-
she has always been on the edge of experimenting it all with her looks.