Princess Diana - The People’s Diva

The famous Princess Diana of the British royal family was a prominent fashion icon during her time.  In fact, she is even said to have used fashion and style to endorse noble causes and charities around the world. The princess developed her own style, having broken a few rules while also adhering to the clothing demands of the royal family household. She decided to do away with the gloves as she believed that would be a barrier to making a direct connection with the people she met.

Princess Diana also took an interest in popular fashion trends. When she went on various diplomatic visits, she dressed to blend in with the local people. When she was not tending to her responsibilities, she preferred comfortable jackets and jeans. “She was always very thoughtful about how her clothes would be interpreted; it was something that really mattered to her,” said Anna Harvey, a former Vogue editor, in an interview.