Diana, Princess of Wales revolutionized the role of a royal princess. In addition to her extensive humanitarian work, she is also an undeniable fashion icon whose influences still permeates even 20 years after her death.
The mother of Princes William and Harry was likely also the most well-known member of the British royal family during her life. Unfortunately, her fairy tale life came crashing down following the highly publicized affair of Charles, Prince of Wales and heir to the throne, with Camilla, the current Duchess of Cornwall.
Diana and the linked Cs of Chanel
Shortly after her divorce Diana, visited Sydney, Australia to visit the patients of the Sacred Heart Hospice. Even after her divorce, photographers followed her every move closely. Her wardrobe was heavily scrutinized—every detail had to be perfect.
During her trip to Sydney, designer Jayson Brundson helped her select the outfit. Diana picked a cream Versace suit. Brundson suggested a pair of Chanel shoes to compliment the outfit, but Diana refused them. The interlocking Cs reminded her of a dark chapter of her life.
Charles’s affair and Chanel
As it turns out, Chanel’s iconic logo on the shoes reminded her of her former husband and the woman he had an affair with. Why? Charles…Camilla…interlocking. Get it?