Diana’s fashion sense has never gone out of style and her distinctive look has now inspired a new generation of designers and their Fall-Winter 2023 collections.
This is particularly true for French brand Jacquemus, whose new collection pays homage to Diana from a modern perspective.
A series of models at Jacquemus wore replicas of Diana’s famous pearl choker, puffy skirts and Mary-Jane pumps.
Princess Diana wearing a navy and white striped dress with a ball skirt designed by Catherine Walker, attending the Cannes Film Festival in May 1987
The Princess of Wales wore an off-the-shoulder midnight blue velvet evening dress designed by Victor Edelstein while attending a state banquet in April 1986 in Vienna, Austria.
Jacquemus’ latest collection was inspired by Diana’s iconic fashion, accentuated by dressing several models who walked the show in replicas of Diana’s famous pearl choker and puffy skirts – including Kendall Jenner ( photo).
Diana’s ability to pair fitted blazers with athleisure pieces, tartan on numerous occasions and oversized ruffles has been echoed by other designers throughout the new season.
As Elizabeth Debicki prepares to play Diana in the next series of The Crown, her royal fashion sense has once again been brought to the forefront.
Bold, printed blazers were as important in Princess Diana’s wardrobe as they are now in Kate Middleton’s.
In November 1987, for example, she wore an Alistair Blair jacket for a trip to Munich.
Chocheng has replicated this statement piece, from the striking monochrome pattern to the contrasting velvet reverse.
The Princess of Wales arriving at a reception at Munich City Hall in November 1987, wearing a checked suit by Alistair Blair
From the striking monochrome pattern to the contrasting velvet reverse, Chocheng has mirrored the statement piece
The styling of these relaxed pieces at Valentino gave a nod to Diana’s ’90s powerhouse combo of jeans and a crisp white shirt.
During her visit to Bosnia in 1997, Diana turned to her go-to approach to luxury and casual wardrobe essentials. The look seems just as timeless on the runways more than a decade later.
During her visit to Bosnia in 1997, Diana turned to her favorite style of luxury and casual wardrobe essentials: jeans and a crisp white shirt.
The style of these casual pieces at Valentino was just as timeless on the runway more than a decade later.
Tailored trench coat
In the fall, Diana turned to her stylish outerwear collection.
During a visit to Wales in October 1987, for example, she belted her trench coat for a trim silhouette.
At Alexander McQueen, this trench is just as fitted and could easily have been spotted in Diana’s wardrobe.
Diana would turn to her collection of stylish outerwear. During a visit to Wales in October 1987, she used a belt to accentuate her waist.
Alexander McQueen’s version of the iconic trench is just as fitted. We could easily spot it in Diana’s wardrobe
Checks were popular in the 80s and Diana wore them with aplomb. At Akris they doubled up this all-over plaid pantsuit, as Diana did when she wore Glen Plaid at the Burghley Horse Trials in September 1989.
Diana chose a business-casual look for the Burghley Horse Trials in September 1989, wearing her trademark checked suit.
At Akris, they doubled this all-over plaid pantsuit, just like Diana did before.
Diana made a bold choice during a trip to Wales in 1992, dressing in a red tartan suit.
Like his look, Antonio Marras created a look combining the same structured blazer and fine pencil skirt for a regal take on the skirt suit.
Diana made a bold choice during a trip to Wales in 1992, opting for a red tartan suit with matching red and black heels.
Antonio Marras created a look combining the same structured blazer and slim pencil skirt.
Bold, structured blazers were a mainstay of Diana’s wardrobe, especially in the ’90s.
The slightly masculine style with shoulder pads has come full circle. At the Altuzarra show, the colors and oversized silhouette were the same but presented as part of a full blue ensemble.
The princess leaves San Lorenzo in 1994
As the Altuzarra show illustrates, the slightly masculine style with shoulder pads has come full circle.
Diana’s silky navy Dior slip dress, which was one of John Galliano’s first designs for the house, is one of his most memorable looks.
She wore it to the Met Gala in 1996.
Zimmermann chose a similar intricate lace and navy color palette for this red carpet dress, demonstrating that underwear can still be worn as outerwear.
Diana’s silky navy Dior slip dress is one of her most memorable looks of all time when she wore it to the Met Gala in 1996.
Using underwear as outerwear, Zimmermann chose a similar intricate lace and navy color palette like Diana’s for this red carpet dress.