the fashion statements of Princess Di. A fashion trendsetter, to say the
least. In the 90s "the people's princess" was taken away from us, but in
the 80s she was very much alive and well and charming the masses. The
funny thing is, however, that although Princess Di became an 80s fashion
icon, the princess's wardrobe didn't start out as amazing or impressive!
In the beginning, Princess Di was actually the cause of some fashion
embarrassment for the royal family. So much so that they had tutors from
Vogue come over and try to teach Diana some fashion sense. In the end,
Diana took what she wanted from the "fashion lessons" and did her own
thing, quickly becoming a trendsetter of the 80s.
made Diana's fashion so different? Well, first of all she didn't exactly
follow a trend – she wore what she wanted and allowed people to follow
her. The big, poofy wedding dress (complete with a 25-foot train) that she
wore at her 1981 wedding ceremony was testimony to that fact. No one else
could really pull it off like she did (although others did try after she
had been seen in the thing).
Although Diana did have some fashion
mishaps along the way, she definitely had hundreds of outfits, dresses and
gowns we would all die for – like the silver Bruce Oldfield gown she wore
in Melbourne, Australia when visiting with Prince Charles. Then there was
the almost too-cute matching outfits she had made for her and her two
sons. The white gown she wore at the gala dinner at the 40th Cannes film
festival was also quite breathtaking.
the end of the 80s Diana's fashion sense had definitely evolved into
something splendid and refined. While she will always be missed, her mark
on the fashion world lives on forever. Even today portions of her wardrobe
tour cities and museums and there is an exhibition on display at