This is Diana's "split from Charles" dress. She looks magnificent!
I must pay tribute today to one of the most important fashion icons ever--Princess Diana. On August 31, 1997, Diana tragically lost her life after the Paris car crash. I remember exactly what I was doing that night. My junior year of high school had just started and I was coming home from a really bad date. I came home to turn on the TV to forget about my problems and felt instantly horrified. While I never met Diana, I always adored her style. She brought hat backs. I mean, I'm talking about, giant brimmed polo-match hats. She made it look cool. At 5-foot-9 she had a model's frame and a superstar presence. All the major designers dreamed of dressing her. She could've worn a paper bag and made it chic. While she wanted to be remembered more as a workhorse than a clotheshorse, Diana understood the power of fashion. As she grew more independent, the hemlines got shorter and she became even more glamorous. British designers made most of her outfits, most notably Catherine Walker and Jacques Azagury, but later in her life, she opted to sport elegant international designers such as Versace, Valentino and Chanel. When Gucci and Chanel launch their new campaigns, I like to think about which pieces Diana would've worn. When the Tory Burch flats came out, I think she would've bought them in every color. Diana's influence on the fashion world will be forever remembered and discussed and now mourned since it's been 10 years without a new photo of her.
The event is happening (tonight) Thursday, August 30 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., at The Bentley Hotel, 510 Ocean Drive, Miami, 202/387-1845
Tickets cost $20.
Sample champagne and hors d'oeuvres courtesy of 510 Ocean Restaurant.
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If you can't make it out tonight, view Orangia's designs at Orangiausa.com right now on your cell phone.
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