'One Woman, 40 Off-White Looks'
There’s a lot that the late Princess Diana is revered for, from being an advocate for mental health issues, her devotion to charity work and to being a mother. This year marks the 20th anniversary of her death, as ‘The People’s Princess’, numerous events have flooded the internet to honour her legacy and justly so, her status as a style icon remains as influential as ever.
From casualwear, to evening dress and to more princess-like attire, Princess Diana’s range of dress was one to wonder at. So it’s no surprise that with the influx of Princess-inspired looks, Off-White’s Virgil Abloh would have looked towards the royal member for inspiration for his SS18 collection. Since its establishment in 2012, Off-White has shaken up the definition of street wear, adding an elevated appeal to urban style. Despite the seemingly odd coupling, Off-White’s dedicated Diana collection was a runway biopic of her tumultuous time under the spotlight.
Some pieces loosely referenced Diana’s iconic looks while some were literal reconstructions - the 80’s printed blouse that Diana wore to a polo match, the pink polka dotted piece that she wore in Perth and in Rome to more casual wear such as an all denim ensemble inspired by her ski trip outfit in Austria. Ranging from casual wear, to colourful prints, Abloh’s recreation cemented the Princess as a style visionary. Swinging one mismatched glove in front of the other, a slew of Princess-like tulle ball gowns also took precedence on the runway.
And our favourite of them all? The little black dress a.k.a the revenge dress that Diana sported after Prince Charles admitted to his affair with Camilla.