PRINCESS Diana, a leading icon of 20th century glamour, never had a dull moment when it came to style and set her own rules when it came to fashion. Here we look at Princess Diana’s most iconic fashion moments in pictures.
Though her legacy extends far-beyond fashion, Princess Diana is arguably the greatest style icon of the 20th century. We revisit her most memorable looks from the iconic wedding gown to her infamous revenge dress.
The wedding dress – Princess Diana’s fairytale wedding dress was designed by David and Elizabeth Emanuel, and the bride stunned royal fans as she walked down the aisle. The full silk taffeta gown had a 25ft train and romantic billowing sleeves, trimmed with bows and lace flounces, and Diana’s ivory silk tulle featured 10,000 mother-of-pearl sequins.
The honeymoon suit – For the iconic honeymoon photo on the Balmoral estate in Scotland, Prince Charles wore his kilt and Diana, looking like a newlywed in love rocked a casual, brown tweed wool day suit by Bill Pashley.
The Travolta dress – When Diana took to the dancefloor with actor John Travolta during a state banquet given by President Ronald Reagan in 1985, she sported a midnight-blue off the shoulder, velvet gown by Victor Edelstein.
The Elvis dress – On a night out to the British Fashion Awards in 1989, Diana wore a white silk strapless dress encrusted with pearls and sequins, with a matching bolero jacket. Diana called it her Elvis dress and the high upturned collar accentuated her height.
The revenge dress – It was 1994 and the night Charles, in a television interview, admitted he was unfaithful to Diana with Camilla Parker Bowles.
The same evening, Diana appeared at the Serpentine Gallery in what was dubbed her revenge dress – a figure-hugging, low cut, off-the-shoulder little black dress, paired with a choker and pearl earrings.
Cool confidence – Diana exuded confidence in the months before her death. Her outfits were sleek and sophisticated, lower cut and often shorter and more daring.
In June 1997, just two months before she died, the Princess visited the Albert Hall to watch Swan Lake dressed in a short, powder blue fitted dress by French designer Jacques Azagury.
Click through the gallery to see more of Princess Diana’s iconic looks.