Diana Spencer was one of the most loved fashion icons of the XX century: her many iconic looks from the 80s and 90s still influence the trends to this day. Like the dotted or floral print dresses or the mid-heels shoes, the mini bags and the jacquard sweaters. When she finally divorced from Prince Charles her style changed completely, and for her first public appearance after the media announced that her husband was cheating on her, Lady D stepped out her game with a beautiful little black dress that showed off her legs and shoulders. In the history of fashion is known as the “revenge dress”, a bold choice that broke her connection with the Royal protocol.
But after divorce, Diana Spencer took another decision, that even if it was one of her favourite brands, she would stop wearing Chanel, because of their “double c” logo that reminded her of Carlo and Camilla’s relationship. The trauma of the scandal and the failure of her wedding pushed her to avoid anything that reminded her of her husband infidelity.
Jayson Bundson told Harpers Bazaar.com Australia that during a styling session during Diana’s last visit in Australia, in which she was getting ready for a charity event in a hospital, something happened. When her hair and make-up were ready, Diana said that she was going to wear a creme two-piece suit set by Versace but didn’t know what pair it with it. After looking between the various shoes and bags that she brought with her, Jason Bundson suggested a pair of Chanel’s heels, but Diana refused by saying that she couldn’t wear them because double c reminds her of Charles and Camilla.
In 2021, will begin the production of a new biopic, Spencer directed by Pablo Larraín, that will follow the events during the Christmas holiday in which Diana decided to end her relationship with Charles. It’s already confirmed that Kristen Stewart will play Lady D.