fashion
fashion

Belle Epoque: Diana, Fashion Star

Her obit included interviews with a number of industry heavyweights on her impact.

“Diana Fashion Star” announced the page-one headline on September 2 1997

“Diana, Fashion Star” announced the page-one headline on September 2, 1997

Photo By Steve Eichner

Appeared In
Special Issue
WWD 100 issue 11/01/2010

“Diana, Fashion Star” announced the page-one headline on September 2, 1997. The subsequent obit included interviews with a number of industry heavyweights on her impact. John Galliano noted that “she had a gorgeous sense of irony, and was always one of the girls,” while Oscar de la Renta lamented the loss of her “tremendous star quality,” he said. “When she walked into a room, there wasn’t anyone who did not notice. As a person she was captivating [and] had a fantastic sense of humor and a very sharp, quick wit.” Meanwhile Karl Lagerfeld had this to say: “I think even beyond trends—and she was a beauty in a classic way, not in a trendy way—her personal attitude, her roles as a young mother, as a caring woman, are what captured people’s attention, not her clothes. [But] her legs—even among the models, no one has legs like this.”

load comments

ADD A COMMENT

Sign in using your Facebook or Twitter account, or simply type your comment below as a guest by entering your email and name. Your email address will not be shared. Please note that WWD reserves the right to remove profane, distasteful or otherwise inappropriate language.
News from WWD
Newsletters

Sign upSign up for WWD and FN newsletters to receive daily headlines, breaking news alerts and weekly industry wrap-ups.

LatestPublications
getIsArchiveOnly= hasAccess=false hasArchiveAccess=false