Twenty years after her death, Princess Diana's fashion legacy lives on in Off-White's spring/summer 2018 collection. The fashion house debuted their new line inspired by the late Princess of Wales on Thursday, September 28, during Paris Fashion Week.
Designer Virgil Abloh channeled some of the People’s Princess' most iconic looks for his collection, while adding a modern twist. “I’m interested in being literal then figurative,” he told Vogue. “It’s the variance between imagining her living now, with me iterating on what she meant.” Virgil, who collaborated with Jimmy Choo for the presentation’s footwear, brought Diana’s chic style to life in the French capital with modern recreations of some of her best looks.
Off-White channeled Princess Diana's timeless style with their latest collection Photo: Getty Images
Stand out ensembles included a white wide sleeved blouse with black splotches all over it, resembling one Diana wore in 1993, while the print was also seen in a dress on the runway, reflecting her fondness of the design. Another model wore a black silk off-the-shoulder dress, similar to the one worn by the Princess in 1994 at the Serpentine Gallery dinner in London, and one girl strutted out in a baby pink jacket and matching skirt reflective of the pretty pink coat Diana donned in Paris in 1992.
It wasn't just the elegant ladylike outfits that proved to be a hit for Abloh though, as he also channeled the Princess' edgier side as seen on a model who wore leather flared pants with a denim shirt and dark patterned tie, which appeared to be the exact replica of the one Diana wore with a sleek navy suit as she visited her brother Earl's newborn baby in a hospital 23 years ago.
Designer Virgil Abloh recreated some of Diana's most iconic looks with a modern twist Photo: Getty Images
Some of the pieces stood out on their own. One model wore a summery strapless midi dress covered in flowers and worn with matching boots, along with pale peach dress boasting a voluminous tulle layered skirt that extended up the model's left arm to form a sleeve.
Discussing Diana, Virgil told Vogue: “She was a strong individual that despite her position had her own personal taste and it came out through the clothes."
The presentation debuted at Paris Fashion Week Photo: Getty Images
Kaia Gerber and Naomi Campbell were stand-outs in two of Diana’s more casual, yet chic looks. The 16-year-old model wore “mom jeans” with an oversized shirt, reminiscent of Diana’s laid-back look from an outing at Guards Polo Club. Meanwhile Naomi closed out the presentation with a chic touch to athletic wear that the late Princess was often seen wearing when she wasn’t completing her royal duties. Wearing leggings with a large coat, the supermodel proved that Diana's style was effortless no matter what she had on.