One of the most famous dresses of recent decades is arguably Princess Diana’s iconic black, figure-hugging dress – the epitome of revenge dresses.
For starters, it marked the start of her independence away from the royal family, but it was also seen as Diana’s way of reclaiming the narrative after her then-husband, King Charles, admitted to being unfaithful on national TV that very day.
Dubbed her “revenge dress”, it was the princess’ most daring and deliberate fashion moments to date and took the headlines by storm. And, thanks to The Crown, it’s officially back into the Zeitgeist.
Australian actress Elizabeth Debicki – who stars as Diana in the series – donned an almost identical replica of the iconic dress for season five.
The original dress was a $1,600 Christina Stambolian frock made from black silk crepe and featuring an eye-catching side-sash, styled with semi-opaque black stockings and a pair of black pumps.
While the original Stambiolian dress is perhaps a little out of the price range for the average fan, similar options can easily be found for any and every occasion.
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Chanelle is a senior content producer across various digital brands at Are Media, including Now to Love. When she’s not binge-watching her way through the most popular shows of the year, she’s writing about them.