Fashion Icon & Royal Legacy!

Fashion Icon Friday!

It has been a while since my last #FIF post.

Nevertheless, today’s post features a woman that was more than just a fashion icon. Twenty-one years ago today the world mourned the tragic death of Diana Frances Spencer, the Princess of Wales. To honor her remarkable life and the legacy she left behind I’ve assembled a montage of images capturing her beauty, style, and grace.

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David and Elizabeth Emanuel designed Diana’s Wedding dress. The ivory silk taffeta and antique lace gown made history that day. The dramatic twenty-five-foot train and voluminous sleeves accented with embroidery and pearls captured the grandiosity of the occasion. On her head, Diana opted to wear the Spencer Family Tiara, placed on top of the veil made with 153 yards of tulle.

Diana’s gown set fashion trends the moment she stepped out of the carriage. Brides all over the world were clamoring for similar dresses. Bridal fashion has changed quite a bit since the Royal Wedding of Charles and Diana, but the dress continues to have a place in fashion history.

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Diana may have been the Princess, but when it came to wearing hats she was the Queen!

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“Heavy is the head that wears the crown…” or so the saying goes.

And for Diana that was especially true, when it came to the crown jewels. Diana often chose the lighter weight tiaras for royal engagements and functions. The collection of tiaras made with the crown jewels are more substantial in weight and often gave Diana headaches. For that reason, it said, that Diana wore the Spencer Family Tiara on her wedding day.

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Diana was able to preserve a strong sense of style while taking on her royal duties. Her classic beauty and graceful stature was a natural fit for many of the famous fashion houses designs.

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But more important than her style, her beauty, and her charitable work, Diana was a mother.

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Prince William and Prince Harry were very close to their mother, and the world has witnessed her influence on them. Taking after their mother, both Prince William and Prince Harry support a variety of charities and foundations. They are both are married, and William is a father.

Diana was known as the People’s Princess, and her memory continues to live on in our hearts.

xo,

BDG