The Crown is one of Netflix’s most popular TV shows, and has been beloved for its telling of the unknown stories of the British Royal Family. But at the same time, it’s been lauded by proponents of the British Royal Family for being “fictional”. While I haven’t discussed any Season of the show on HauteLeMode thus far, Season 4 showcasing Emma Corrin as a young Diana Spencer was something I couldn’t not discuss. Diana Spencer-Windsor was truly a fashion icon. She inspired so many through her beauty, philanthropic ventures, mental health struggles, and openess to being human and her fashion choices only bolstered all those other attributes. But to not analyze Diana’s fashion moments would be a travesty in my opinion. So we break down some of her biggest looks from the first half of the series. Her semi-controversial photoshoot where her skirt was sheer when she was still a London school aide was a must to be discussed. Diana’s sweater game was fire, from her black sheep sweater that predicted her place within the House of Windsor or her pink Peruvian sweater that showcased her early independence and resistance to adhere to the staunch rules of Royal life. We discuss how Amy Roberts, the costume designer for The Crown, was able to honor Diana’s most memorable sartorial moments but also intertwined her lesser remembered moments in a way that enhances the story. We also get into some of Diana’s choices in jewelry and how that changed her perception from within the Royal family. We also breakdown Diana’s iconic wedding dress, the pomp and circumstance of the 1980’s and it’s effect on such a bodacious dress, as well as it’s history making properties. Overall, it’s hard to ignore the impact Diana had on the Royal family, and how both in real life and in the show, her clothing was an expresser of her feels and attitude.
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