Before Kate Middleton dazzled the world with her fashion sense, Princess Diana wowed us all with her impeccable style. Diana’s enviable Versace skirt suits, gorgeous gowns and fabulous fascinators inspired us all, and it seems like Kate has been taking cues from her late mother-in-law’s perfected princess style. From a strikingly similar engagement photo to their same diamond sparkler, there are some serious fashion double takes! Click through the gallery to see all of Kate and Diana’s similar looks.
With Lindsay Lohan’s debut as Elizabeth Taylor in Lifetime’s Liz & Dick last night, the TV movie about Taylor’s love affair with actor Richard Burton, it got us thinking about other actresses who played icons on screen. Jennifer Love Hewitt played Audrey Hepburn in the TV movie The Audrey Hepburn Story in 2000, while Michelle Williams channeled her inner Norma Jeane in My Week With Marilyn last year. Soon, Naomi Watts and Nicole Kidman will be adding regal titles to their resumes with Watts filming her role as Princess Diana in Caught in Flight and Kidman playing Grace Kelly in Grace of Monaco. So, with all of these actress-to-icon portrayals, we want to know—whose reenactment is most on-point? Cast your vote on InStyle’s Facebook page now!
While today marks 15 years since Princess Diana left us, her influence remains. In the style arena, especially, her looks are simply unforgettable. From this pearl-encrusted Catherine Walker bolero gown to her fitted skirt suits, click through the gallery to see her most memorable looks. Make sure you have this playing in the background, too.
Chopard was just announced as the official jeweler for Diana, the forthcoming biopic starring Naomi Watts as the late Princess of Wales. And, judging by this first glamorous still, it looks like the famed jewelry house made sure to recreate Diana’s sparklers just so—including these 20-carat sapphire earrings set in white gold surrounded by 28 diamonds, a near-match to those often seen on Diana and the obvious complement to her famous engagement ring (which is now worn by her son’s wife, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge). We’ve spotted Kate in Diana’s blue studs, too, though the new royal chooses to wear hers as drops. We can’t wait to see more royal jewels from the set!
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Naomi Watts is taking on a royal role! The actress was just photographed dressed as Princess Diana on the set of Caught in Flight, a drama about the last two years of the Princess of Wales’s life. Watts certainly looked the part in a short layered blond hairstyle and the princess’s signature pearls. “It is such an honor to be able to play this iconic role,” Watts said in a statementin February. “Princess Diana was loved across the world and I look forward to rising to the challenge of playing her on screen.” Tell us, what do you think of the actress’s royal transformation?
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Even 15 years after her passing, the late Princess Diana—who would have been 51 years old today—still enchants us with her royal style. To honor her memory, we’ve rounded up our favorite Diana looks ever, including this turquoise one-shoulder gown, Catherine Walker‘s pearl-encrusted column, Victor Edelstein‘s raspberry chiffon creation, and another Edelstein design, the navy velvet gown she famously wore to dance with John Travolta at the White House. Click through to see more of Diana’s most iconic style moments.
Cartier’s Tank watch is getting a 2012 update. Ever since Louis Cartier designed the timepiece 95 years ago—inspired by a bird’s eye view of the center square cockpit and side treads of a tank—the jewelry company has produced around 20 variations of the style, including the 1980 Tank Américaine and the 1996 Tank Française. This year, Cartier launches the stunning Tank Anglaise, and in celebration, we’re taking a look back at some of the Tank’s most dazzling celebrity fans, from Angelina Jolie to Princess Diana. Click through the gallery to see them all.
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Naomi Watts just scored a royal role! The actress is set to play Princess Diana in Caught in Flight, a drama about the last two years of the Princess of Wales’s life, Deadline reports. ”It is such an honor to be able to play this iconic role,” Watts said in a statement. “Princess Diana was loved across the world and I look forward to rising to the challenge of playing her on screen.” Caught in Flight begins filming later this year. And Princess Diana isn’t the only icon Watts is bringing to the big-screen—she’s also playing Marilyn Monroe in Blonde, an adaptation of Joyce Carol Oates’s novel about the late actress.
Plus, see Princess Di’s most style moments!