Countless exhibitions, a plethora of books, many, many a Who What Wear UK article. All serve as proof that the world has an infatuation with Princess Diana’s iconic style. And this year, our obsession reached its peak, thanks to Emma Corrin’s flawless portrayal of The People’s Princess in the fourth season of The Crown.
It’s clear, from the moment Diana stepped into the royal spotlight, right up to this very day, all of her looks have been put under the sartorial microscope, but we can’t find fault with any. Looking back, it’s fair to say that she was one of the most progressive dressers of her time (not to mention lineage).
While we’re besotted with just about every aspect of her wardrobe, be it off-duty or fabulously chic, it’s Princess Diana’s party outfits that truly set our fashion pulses racing. Particularly this year, where our “party season” looks very different from its predecessors. With office night’s out and get-togethers with friends put on hold, we’re living vicariously through Princess Diana’s excellent array of sequinned, bejewelled, and fanciful ensembles.
Which is why we’ve decided to archive our favourite Princess Diana party outfits in one place to serve as inspiration, albeit for next year, and as a reminder of what a style star she was.