Do you remember Princess Diana’s revenge dress? its coming back

the summer of 1994 was unusually warm for Britain. Hot, sunny days were followed by sticky, overcast nights, and by the end of June, the pressure had begun to build. The last week of the month was explosive, meteorologically and culturally. On Friday 24 June, an exceptionally severe thunderstorm swept across the southeast of the UK, spreading so much grass pollen that it triggered a sudden and short-lived asthma epidemic. Two days later, and after years of mounting speculation, the British press broke the news that Prince Charles had accidentally revealed his infidelity to Princess Diana during an ITN documentary. (Asked if he had remained loyal to his wife, the Prince of Wales nodded. “Yes, absolutely,” he said before adding of their marriage “until it broke apart beyond repair.”)
On Wednesday, June 29, the same day the show aired to 13 million viewers nationwide, Diana emerged from emotional ruin to attend a gala in a gown so captivating that it has since been known simply as “The Dress.” of revenge.”Black, with an off-the-shoulder, sweetheart neckline and a fitted skirt that fell to just above the knee, the cocktail dress, designed by Christina Stambolian, was unlike anything Diana, or any other royal, had ever worn. used in public. “Diana wanted to look a million dollars,” former Princess Anna Harvey’s stylist said in “Princess Diana’s Dresses: The Auction,” a 2013 Channel 4 documentary. “And she did.”
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The next morning, photos of her incendiary outfit graced the front pages of British tabloids: “Revenge is chic,” wrote the Sun. “Di last night showed Charles what he’s missing.”
Nearly thirty years later, the dress, and the empowering moment it represents, remains one of the most indelible pop culture moments in history. And it’s likely to gain a new audience, thanks to the fifth season of Netflix’s historical drama “The Crown,” which will air on November 9. In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, actress Elizabeth Debicki — who will take over the role of Diana from Emma Corrin — highlighted the Istanbulian dress as a key to understanding Diana’s character. “It sparked something for me as an actor,” he said. “I really can’t explain it. It’s pretty incredible that a dress represents a moment in history, or that this human’s life represents so much and becomes so iconic. So that was a big day on set for me!”

After news of her choice broke, Debicki told EW that the holy dress was one of the first questions on many lips. “I was fascinated by how fascinated people were with that dress,” she said. “When word got out I got the part, I got these texts saying congratulations, (but) there were also a lot of texts about the revenge dress. ‘Can you wear the revenge dress?’ ‘Oh my gosh, you can wear the revenge dress!'”
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Diana’s decision to wear the dress that night was apparently impulsive. According to “Princess Diana’s Dresses: The Auction,” it had been in her closet for three years before her fateful outing, fearing it was “too daring,” designer Stambolian said. Instead, the Telegraph reported that Diana had been fitted with a Valentino dress, but was put off by a premature press release from the fashion house alerting journalists to the ensemble. But while it may have been a snap judgment, the revenge dress created a legacy that would endure for nearly three decades and counting. It was a moment of sartorial autonomy: a rebellion against royal dress codes and enforced notions of chastity and compliance. Rather than submit to public shame or scorn, Diana told the world that she would not stay silent.

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