Elizabeth Debicki followed lady DI’s lead at the Met Gala 2022

Elizabeth Debicki followed lady DI’s lead at the Met Gala 2022

The Queen of Human Hearts, or simply Diana, Princess of Wales, attended the Met Gala only once, in 1996 when her divorce from Prince Charles made headlines in all the world’s media. For a ball celebrating the legacy of Christian Dior, the royal commissioned John Galliano to reimagine a midnight blue linen style gown from his first collection for the French house.

With its provocative (at least by royal standards) lace trim, it marked the transformation of an emancipated Diana after losing the title of Her Royal Highness. A seven-strand pearl choker with a 70-carat sapphire in the center was also targeted by the paparazzi, which reminded everyone that Lady Di still has a jewelry box in the spirit of the head of the monarchy.

Given this memorable entrance, it’s no surprise that Elizabeth Debicki, who will play the People’s Princess in the forthcoming fifth season of Netflix’s The Crown, also chose Dior for the 2022 gala. Moreover, this Met Gala ball was her first landmark appearance since receiving a cult role. The petite Australian star also opted for a lace dress, albeit a more modest design than Diana’s. However, she combined it with a graceful gold rim on light curls, which vaguely resembled a tiara from the collection of a British aristocrat.

But let’s not forget Emma Corrin, who has already won a Golden Globe for her portrayal of the young Princess Diana in 2021 and whose red carpet style is quirky.  For her release, the 26-year-old singer collaborated with Miu Miu to create a look in tribute to Manhattan socialite Evander Berry Wall, nicknamed “The Dude King ” in the 1880s.

A bold thought tells us that Diana would have agreed with this statement and would have surprised her fans more than once with vivid images that could destroy the previous understanding of the British monarchy to dust.


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