Twenty years after Princess Diana’s tragic death, she continues to serve as a muse for the fashion world with her timeless beauty, grace, and impeccable sense of style. The latest designer to be inspired by the late Lady Di is Off-White creative director Virgil Abloh, who is dedicating the brand’s entire Spring 2018 collection to her.
Abloh teased a photo of his moodboard for his new collection on Instagram, which was tagged with images of Diana Spencer wearing an array of her most iconic outfits, including a green Philadelphia Eagles bomber jacket and the black, velvet Bruce Oldfield dress the princess wore to a performance of Les Miserables in 1985. “One woman, 40 @off____white looks in the works come September” wrote Abloh, suggesting that we can expect a 40-piece collection dedicated to the late Princess of Wales for his Spring 2018 ready-to-wear offering.
Diana, who would have been 56 today, was also a muse for the Spring 2017 designer collections, where brands including Tome, Ryan Roche, and Brandon Maxwell paid homage to her, although, Abloh will be the first in recent years to dedicate an entire offering to the princess.
Diana: Her Fashion Story opened on February 24th and is currently exhibiting in London’s Kensington Palace until February 2018. Tickets cost AED/SAR 68 (US $19) a piece.