The late Princess of Wales, whose marriage to Prince Charles ended in divorce, was the most photographed woman in the world. Diana’s diverse wardrobe helped her carve out a reputation as a style icon, her impact on the fashion world was felt for years after her untimely death in a car crash in 1997. A new Channel 4 documentary tells the story of the “People’s Princess”. through its range of outfits that defined the era.
‘Diana: Queen of Style’ features contributions from some of the designers behind the Princess’ most famous looks.
Said Cyrus, the co-founder of Catherine Walker & Co, who has created many bespoke dresses for Diana, is among those that appear.
Joanna Osborne and Sally Muir, who created Diana’s famous sheepskin sweater, also deliver their thoughts on her life in fashion.
The film also features Jacques Azagury, whose sartorial relationship with Diana began in 1987, when the couple were introduced by British Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Harvey.
One of the two designers of Diana’s wedding dress, Elizabeth Emanuel, also gives her opinion.
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Join them as drag artist Bimini, hairstylist Sam McKnight and makeup artist Mary Greenwell.
Diana’s global fame and the role of her fashion choices were detailed in another Channel 4 documentary in 2011.
“After the Death of Princess Diana: How She Shaped William and Harry” examined her life, the events leading up to her death and how her sons, Princes William and Harry were affected.
Richard Kay, royal correspondent for the Daily Mail, told the documentary that Diana was “a big story”.
He said: “She has sold photographs all over the world in huge and colossal numbers.
The Princess of Wales walked down the aisle wearing a silk gown, which contained some 10,000 mother-of-pearl sequins.
At 25 feet long, the gown’s train was the longest in royal history, while her skirts concealed a gold horseshoe for good luck.
Despite Charles and Diana’s fairytale nuptials, their wedding was on the rocks in the mid-1980s.
A huge public rift opened between the couple, before they finally separated in 1992, and their divorce was finalized in 1996.
Journalist Robert Jobson, who co-wrote the book “Diana: Closely Guarded Secret,” also spoke for the 2011 Channel 4 documentary.
Discussing Diana’s lasting appeal, he said: “Even after the divorce she was like a magnet for the media.
“She would always go with a press kit of at least 30 people.”
‘Diana: Queen of Style’ is on Channel 4 from 10 p.m. to 11:05 p.m. tonight.