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.