Princess Diana was many things to many people; she was an empathetic humanitarian, a role model for women around the world, a breath of fresh air within the Royal Family and an influential fashion icon.
To truly measure the full reach of Diana’s influence, one need only look at her impact on fashion which was admired by millions across the world. As the – unofficial – queen of style she was a trendsetter, fearless with her choices and defined the fashion of the 1980s and 1990s like no other.
Stepping into the spotlight
From the moment she stepped into the spotlight, among rumours of her engagement to Prince Charles, Diana Spencer had the attention of everyone. Upon the official announcement of her engagement in front of the world’s press on 24th February 1981, Diana debuted her now iconic blue skirt suit by Cojana – which matched her sapphire engagement ring …