August 21, 2017

Princess Diana’s Most Iconic Outfits

Princess Diana’s style evolved through the years, but for many she represents what classic “princess style” looks like. Two decades after she died in a 1997 Paris car crash, Diana’s clothes are still making headlines: an exhibition of her dresses at London’s Kensington Palace this year was a big success.

One of Diana’s most talked-about ‘Revenge’ dress, designed by Christina Stambolian, was worn by Diana at the Serpentine Gallery, London in 1993. Christina told Marie Claire that Diana thought the figure-hugging dress was “too daring” with its off-the-shoulder, deep-V neckline and asymmetrical hemline. In fact, it was almost never worn because Diana was going to wear a Valentino dress to the Vanity Fair party — but she decided against it after a press release revealed her plans before the event. “She wanted to look a million dollars,” Diana’s former stylist Anna Harvey said. “And she did.”

In 1997 ‘Revenge dress’ was sold for $74,000 at the Sotheby’s auction, New York.

Christina Stambolian is now a valued consultant designer on the Ariella Couture Collection. See more of Diana’s iconic outfits at Marie Claire.

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