For so many years, the Princess of Wales was the world’s one and only fashion obsession, and the forerunner of modern glamour as we know it. She had to make it all up for herself.

How Diana invented modern red carpet glamour

A slimmer silhouette: Diana pushes royal protocol in Victor Edelstein’s pastiche of a man’s tailcoat, 1989 / January, 1991 / Film premier Oct 1992

The princess wore this cherry red Victor Edelstein dress with a plunging V back (pictured)...

The secret fashion rules of Queen Elizabeth

The princess wore this cherry red Victor Edelstein dress with a plunging V back (pictured) teamed with silver shoes and matching clutch to the National Gallery in Melbourne in 1985

EDELSTEIN DRESS

VICTOR EDELSTEIN DRESS DIAMANTE DETAILED BUTTONS

Designed by Victor Edelstein, Princess Diana's black silk velvet dress cut as a pastiche of a tailcoat and edged with black ribbed silk.

1987   Victor Edelstein based this navy velvet column gown on Edwardian evening designs. The princess famously wore it for a spin on the White House dance floor with John Travolta.

Princess Diana's Most Iconic Style Moments

1987 Victor Edelstein based this navy velvet column gown on Edwardian evening designs. The princess famously wore it for a spin on the White House dance floor with John Travolta.

Princess Diana in Victor Edelstein. Attending the premiere of Dangerous Liasion at Canon Cinema, London, March 1989.

Diana leaves the Cannon Theatre in Shaftesbury Avenue after the Premiere of Dangerous Liaisons, in aid of the AIDS Crisis Trust

Big Red & Black Striped Bow!!  Victor Edelstein 1986

Ballgowns:”British Glamour Since 1950”!

Ballgowns: British Glamour Since 1950 @ V Museum. Gown by Victor Edelstein, Worn and given by Lady Heseltine.

1985:Designer Victor Edelstein has said that the dresses he made for the princess were a collaboration: "You each make suggestions and ask, 'What do you think?'" In the case of this white gown and bolero, the partnership paid off. Years after she wore it to a New York event, she chose a photo of herself in the ensemble for the cover of her Christie's auction catalog.

Princess Diana's Most Iconic Style Moments

February HRH Diana, Princess of Wales wears a dress designed by Victor Edelstein to the Brooklyn Academy of Music to see the Welsh National Opera Gala production of "Falstaff". (Photo by Tim Graham/Getty Images)

Princess Diana looked radiant at a London Kire Te Kanawa concert in a raspberry-hued Victor Edelstein gown.

Princess Diana's Most Iconic Style Moments

Diana was stunning at an evening function during a visit to Germany, wearing a gown by Victor Edelstein. via @stylelist

The People's Princess: Diana of Wales, a style transformation

1987 ~ Diana was stunning at an evening function during a visit to Germany, wearing a gown by Victor Edelstein.

Designer Victor Edelstein shares fond memories of Princess Diana #dailymail

Designer Victor Edelstein shares fond memories of Princess Diana

For so many years, the Princess of Wales was the world’s one and only fashion obsession, and the forerunner of modern glamour as we know it. She had to make it all up for herself.

How Diana invented modern red carpet glamour

Much-loved: Diana wore this Victor Edelstein gown eight times — here in the U. in 1990 / Italian State Visit Oct 1990 / Japan State visit Nov 1990 / Royal Opera House Nov 1991 / Premiere of "Just Like A Woman" Sep 1992 / Royal Tour of Hungary Mar 1992 /

dress that Princess Diana evidently wore Christmas 1994

Red Silk Victor Edelstein Gown c. 1992 – Christmas Red! Happy Holidays to Everyone!!

Princess Diana - Fashion and Style Icon (Vogue.com UK)

Style File - Diana, Princess Of Wales

7 Nov 1988 – Diana chose a chic strapless evening gown and a matching bolero by Victor Edelstein for an evening event during a royal tour of France with Prince Charles.

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