In honour of Princess Diana’s timeless elegance as one of the most important fashion icons of the 20th century, as an inspiration in New York Fashion Week, American designer Tory Burch made a collection almost entirely made up of sustainable clothing that lit up the second full day of New York Fashion Week on September 8th.
Tory Burch, a paragon of Bohemian chic style, wowed a star-studded audience with soft floral prints and baggy, puffed-out sleeves that had a distinct 1980s feel, according to AFP.
The 53-year-old, who presides over a clothing empire worth more than $1 billion in annual sales, said the Spring 2020 collection had been inspired by Princess Diana's personality rather than her wardrobe per se. "I have always admired her, and I wanted to tread very carefully because clearly, she's a style icon and I didn't want to reference that. But I felt she had a fearlessness and being a humanitarian that she was very inspiring," Burch commented.
English actress Emily Blunt and American singer-songwriter Charlotte Lawrence were among the celebrities eyeing Burch's designs during the runway show at the Brooklyn Museum.
Almost all the 100 items that her Collina Strada label showcased on September 8th were made from recycled materials. Highlights included a series of printed jeans, wax dresses and psychedelic skirts. "We're in a climate crisis and people need to think about it. There's nowhere else to go. I'm just trying to learn as much as I can and be the best person I can," she added.
Princess Diana is a true fashion icon. Her sense of style became so emulated and loved around the world that we're still celebrating her outfits two decades after her death.