Princess Diana was known for many things, including her cheerful prints. However, one of her all-time most famous dresses was black.
Commonly dubbed the “revenge dress,” the Christina Stambolian LBD Lady Di outfit worn to the summer party at the Serpentine Gallery in June 1994 was both alluring and daring.
The People’s Princess barely sported black outfits. However, when she did, it was patently phenomenal.
The evening gown designed with beads by Jacques Azagury that she wore to a Tate gala in July 1997 was a sophisticated retreat from her signature polka dots and florals.
There are also many different instances that she dressed away from her signature prints, including the Versace tank dress she donned for a preview of Apollo 13 in 1995.
Let’s delve into Princess Diana’s most elegant and glamorous black dresses.
Her “revenge dress” first appeared at the summer party in the Serpentine Gallery.
One of Diana’s secret weapons was tank dresses. She attended the preview of Apollo 13 and donned this LBD by Versace with a scooped tank neckline.
A Jacques Azagury floor-sweeping dress while attending a Cancer Research gala.
Another Jacques Azagury masterpiece she wore at a gala evening celebrating Tate gallery’s centenary.
A premiere of Backdraft saw her wearing a black gown with straps designed with embellishments by Bellville Sassoon.
Stunningly royal on the red carpet at a Sadler’s Wells gala concert.
Dangerous Liaisons premiere: A vision in velvet.
To attend a Les Miserables performance at the Barbican, donning a Bruce Oldfield evening gown.
A David and Elizabeth Emanuel piece of a voluminous black taffeta dress for a fundraising concert and reception.
Princess Diana: An International Icon
Princess Diana was dubbed the People’s Princess as she was an activist. It gained her popularity as well as unmatched public scrutiny, inflamed by her turbulent private life.
The public celebrated her due to her unparalleled passion for charity work. Initially, she focused on children and the elderly.
However, later, she plunged into two specific campaigns – the social attitudes toward and the acceptance of AIDS patients and the campaign for the pullout of landmines, promoted via the International Red Cross.
Princess Diana also became an advocate for means to aid people suffering from cancer and mental illness.