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8 Times Princess Diana Was The Perfect Versace Poster Girl

Her love for the Italian brand was about more than fashion.

Princess Diana wearing Versace
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By Bustle UK

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Versace – a brand synonymous strength and sex appeal – became a hallmark of Princess Diana’s style after the breakdown of her marriage. She fell in love with it after seeing Versace muse Naomi Campbell in “a beaded column gown,” according to British Vogue.

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Princess Diana’s relationship with Versace went beyond fashion. She and house founder Gianni Versace were friends. He said of the royal in July 1997, “She is so serene. It is a moment in her life, I think, when she’s found herself – the way she wants to live.”