Cindy Crawford was ‘so intimidated’ when she first met Princess Diana

Cindy Crawford has recalled how she was “so intimidated” the first time she met Princess Diana.During a live chat for Naomi Campbell’s No Filter with Naomi series on YouTube, the fashion star recalled one moment she will never forget – the time Diana o…

Cindy Crawford has recalled how she was “so intimidated” the first time she met Princess Diana.

During a live chat for Naomi Campbell’s No Filter with Naomi series on YouTube, the fashion star recalled one moment she will never forget – the time Diana organised for her to meet Prince William at Kensington Palace when he was around the age of 16.

“I was so intimidated meeting Princess Diana and being at Kensington Palace and just how completely down-to-earth she was because there’s so much protocol I guess, and not being English, I don’t understand some of it,” she remembered, before adding that she felt it was a bit like “going to a friend’s house”. “I feel like she was in jeans and like a cashmere sweater and almost that vibe of being super laid back. So, I also was probably a little, I mean it was uncomfortable, but it was sweet. It was a very sweet day and a great memory.”

In addition, Campbell explained how she and fellow ’90s supermodels Claudia Schiffer and Christy Turlington had surprised Prince William when he was a few years younger.

“He was coming home from school. And we had gotten there before he had gotten home from school and Princess Diana was like, ‘Okay.’ So, we were just like, ‘What do we do?’ I mean, it was so sweet,” the 49-year-old smiled.

And Campbell had nothing but praise for Diana, who tragically died at the age of 36 in 1997.

“Loved Princess Diana, I just loved her. Humble, how down-to-earth and I’m just blessed to know her for the time that I did,” she added.

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Sam McKnight to be honoured at The Fashion Awards 2019

Sam McKnight is to be honoured with the Isabella Blow Award for Fashion Creator at The Fashion Awards 2019.Officials at the British Fashion Council (BFC) announced on Monday that the hairstylist would be presented with the prestigious prize during the …

Sam McKnight is to be honoured with the Isabella Blow Award for Fashion Creator at The Fashion Awards 2019.

Officials at the British Fashion Council (BFC) announced on Monday that the hairstylist would be presented with the prestigious prize during the annual event held at the Royal Albert Hall in London on 2 December.

“We are thrilled to present the Isabella Blow Award for Fashion Creator to the legendary Sam McKnight and acknowledge him for his incredible contribution to the global fashion industry,” commented Caroline Rush, BFC chief executive officer. “Sam is one of the most important image-makers of our time, hugely respected within the fashion community and a source of inspiration for many generations to come. We look forward to celebrating with him and his friends in London in December.”

Born in Scotland, McKnight moved to London in the early ’70s and quickly secured a position at leading salon Molton Brown. He soon began building his name in fashion circles and landed his first editorial shoot with British Vogue in 1977. The 64-year-old has since gone on to build a long-standing relationship with editors at the magazine, having styled models and celebrities for over 100 covers. Considered to be one of the first session stylists, McKnight has worked with executives at brands including Balmain, Burberry, Chanel, Fendi, Tom Ford, and Vivienne Westwood over the course of his career, and is also known for collaborating with celebrities such as the late Princess Diana, Cate Blanchett, Emilia Clarke, Kate Moss, and Uma Thurman.

Previous winners of the Isabella Blow Award for Fashion Creator include photography duo Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott, make-up artist Pat McGrath, and photographer Nick Knight.

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Hailey Bieber recreates iconic Princess Diana paparazzi pictures for Vogue Paris

Hailey Bieber has recreated some of Princess Diana’s iconic paparazzi pictures for a new Vogue Paris photoshoot.The model channels the ’90s looks of the late royal in the September 2019 issue, and took to Instagram to share her joy at the unique spread…

Hailey Bieber has recreated some of Princess Diana’s iconic paparazzi pictures for a new Vogue Paris photoshoot.

The model channels the ’90s looks of the late royal in the September 2019 issue, and took to Instagram to share her joy at the unique spread in the fashion magazine.

“New story for @vogueparis shot by @gstyles (Gregory Harris) styled by @virginiebenarroch (Virginie Benarroch, fashion editor). All credit and inspo to the amazingly beautiful and iconically stylish Princess Diana who I’ve looked to for style inspiration for as long as I can remember. Thank you for leaving behind such an iconic fashion and style legacy,” Hailey wrote alongside snaps from the shoot.

In one image, the 22-year-old sports a red, oversized Boston University crewneck sweater, shiny black bike shorts, as well as white socks and matching sneakers.

Hailey also recreated another of Diana’s casual ensembles, in which she wears a baseball cap, blazer, jeans and brown cowboy boots.

Emily Ratajkowski was one of the first to comment on the images, and simply wrote: “Dead.”

“So goooood,” Vanessa Hudgens commented, while fellow model – and Kourtney Kardashian’s ex – Younes Bendjima added: “Hell yeah.”

And the reaction on social media was just as bowled over, as users took to Twitter to share their excitement at the unusual shoot.

“Hailey Bieber’s Princess Diana-themed photo shoot is everything,” one wrote, while another posted: “I was never a fan of Hailey Bieber until NOW. She is absolutely killing it in each and every photo, serve that Princess Diana vibe gal.”

Princess Diana was the most photographed woman in the world, following her divorce from Prince Charles in 1996.

The mother of Prince William and Prince Harry was killed in a car crash in Paris in August 1997 at the age of 36.

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Princess Diana’s favourite gym sweater sells for $53,000 at auction

A sweater once owned by British royal Princess Diana sold for $53,532 (£42,739) at auction on Wednesday.The item of clothing, which was gifted to Diana, Princess of Wales by the founder of the Virgin Group, Sir Richard Branson, was expected to fetch a…

A sweater once owned by British royal Princess Diana sold for $53,532 (£42,739) at auction on Wednesday.

The item of clothing, which was gifted to Diana, Princess of Wales by the founder of the Virgin Group, Sir Richard Branson, was expected to fetch around $5,078 (£4,000).

But when bidding closed on the piece, which was sold through RR Auction house in Boston, Massachusetts, it had exceeded the estimated value by more than 10 times.

The royal famously delighted in trolling paparazzi by wearing the garment on a near-daily basis, but she gave the navy sweater, which features the print of a woman in a red dress and the words “Fly Virgin Atlantic”, to her personal trainer Jenni Rivett months before her death on 31 August 1997, along with a note that read: “Dearest Jenni, Lots of love from, Diana, x”.

Jenni later confessed Diana believed that “wearing the famous Virgin sweatshirt to every session would be a good way to stop the media frenzy.”

The sweater, which remained unwashed since inherited by Jenni, was sold to an anonymous bidder from California.

Proceeds from the sale will be donated to help a Malawian family in South Africa, where the personal trainer is from.

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Irina Shayk divulges handbag essentials in new Tod’s campaign

Irina Shayk has shared her handbag essentials in a promo clip for Tod’s new D-Styling design.The Russian supermodel and Tod’s brand ambassador is one of the hottest names in the fashion industry, and has walked the runway for names including Versace, V…

Irina Shayk has shared her handbag essentials in a promo clip for Tod’s new D-Styling design.

The Russian supermodel and Tod’s brand ambassador is one of the hottest names in the fashion industry, and has walked the runway for names including Versace, Victoria’s Secret, and Max Mara.

And she appears in a short promo, filmed during the latest Milan Fashion Week in February (19), to highlight the sixth redesign of the classic arm candy for the Italian luxury leather goods label’s spring/summer 2019 collection.

“My life is in my bag. Sunglasses, a little candy – a splash of sugar to get you over the jetlag is the best way to fight it off!” Irina smiled in the 90-second clip, as she sits in a limo driving through Milan while revealing the contents of her bag. “A charger, a little mirror on the back of your cell phone case so you can check how you look.”

Irina sports the D-Styling bag, the latest incarnation of the tote bag, loved by celebrities including Julianne Moore, Cindy Crawford, and Reese Witherspoon.

The original, a favourite of Princess Diana, was named the D-bag after the British royal following her death in 1997.

Irina’s handbag, which was inspired by the wings of a butterfly, features an array of textures and colours, and patterns in handcrafted leathers.

“The first thing that I’ve always associated Tod’s with is a trusted timelessness,” Irina insisted. “The D-Styling bag is a definite favourite and has made itself at home among my daily essential pieces.”

Also appearing in clips for the brand are Chinese actress Maggie Jiang, South Korean star Eun-chae Jung, and Japanese model/actress Nana Eikura.

The new line of D-Styling bags will launch on the Tod’s website on Friday (22Mar19).

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Duchess of Cambridge stuns in traditional jewellery pieces at state dinner

The Duchess of Cambridge paid tribute to Princess Diana and other British royals by wearing stunning family heirlooms for a banquet at Buckingham Palace on Tuesday evening (23Oct18). The Duchess stood out at the state event as she accompanied her husb…

The Duchess of Cambridge paid tribute to Princess Diana and other British royals by wearing stunning family heirlooms for a banquet at Buckingham Palace on Tuesday evening (23Oct18).

The Duchess stood out at the state event as she accompanied her husband Prince William, wearing a blue Alexander McQueen gown and a Lover’s Knot tiara.

Also referred to as the Cambridge Lover’s Knot, the item is one of the most cherished pieces in the British royal family’s collection.

The item was famously worn by her husband’s late mother, Princess Diana, who the Duchess also honoured by sporting her pearl drop earrings.

The Lover’s Knot is over a century old and has been worn by the Duchess at several notable events.

The royal completed the look with Queen Alexandra’s wedding necklace, which can be traced all the way back to 1863, when

Albert Edward, the Prince of Wales, gave it to his bride Princess Alexandra of Denmark as a gift on their wedding day.

The Duchess of Cambridge also added the royal family order pin to her outfit – the jewellery item was a gift presented to the women in the family by The Queen. It features an image of the monarch and is made of glass.

The event, thrown by Queen Elizabeth, was held in support of King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands’ official state visit and was attended by U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May and the head of the Dutch royal household, Jan Versteeg. Prince Charles was also among the guests.

The Duchess has had a busy start to the week – her youngest son, Prince Louis, turned six months old earlier in the day.

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Designers beloved by Duchess of Cambridge & Princess Diana launch first collection

The design team behind the stunning looks worn by Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Princess Diana is set to release its first collection. Catherine Walker & Co, which is run by the French born Catherine Walker and her husband Said Cyrus, has unveil…

The design team behind the stunning looks worn by Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Princess Diana is set to release its first collection.

Catherine Walker & Co, which is run by the French born Catherine Walker and her husband Said Cyrus, has unveiled a limited edition hat line to coincide with the label’s forthcoming autumn/winter offerings.

Founded in the 1970s, Walker’s brand was behind of some of Princess Diana’s best known looks and it has become a go-to style source for the Duchess, formerly known as Kate Middleton, for several high profile events – she chose to wear a royal blue pleated coat dress from the fashion house on a royal tour in Germany in 2017 and to friend Sophie Carter’s wedding in September.

“For clients, it’s a big sigh of relief,” Cyrus, who serves as creative director tells People Magazine. “Not only do they like the hats we do but it’s much more convenient for them to have their hat done here and of course we can make sure the hat and the garment match perfectly.”

Lady Sophie Windsor, also known as actress Sophie Winkleman, is also a fan of the brand and chose to wear a bespoke hat from the capsule to Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank’s wedding earlier this month (Oct18).

The hat line features both eye-catching and understated pieces, including a light blue look with feathers and simpler, more traditional items in grey, black and white.

Brand’s favoured by the British royals appear to be thriving at the moment – last week, Eugenia Kim, another favourite designer of the Duchess of Cambridge announced the release of a wedding day headpiece line.

The spring/summer collection features 16 items that include flower-adorned bucket hats and massive bows with floor-length trains.

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Princess Diana refused to wear Chanel after her divorce

Princess Diana refused to wear Chanel after her divorce as the interlocking double C logo reminded her of Prince Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles.Camilla, who went on to marry the British royal in 2005 and become the Duchess of Cornwall, dated Charles…

Princess Diana refused to wear Chanel after her divorce as the interlocking double C logo reminded her of Prince Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles.

Camilla, who went on to marry the British royal in 2005 and become the Duchess of Cornwall, dated Charles before he married Diana in 1981, with the pair also embarking on an affair during his time with the late princess.

And in an interview with Harper’s Bazaar Australia, designer Jayson Brunsdon has revealed that Charles and Camilla’s relationship was the reason why Diana declined to wear a pair of shoes from the luxury French label when they worked together in 1996.

“She came out holding like handfuls of shoes and bags and just dumped them all down on the couch,” Jayson recalled. “Then said, ‘What do you think?’, so I went through them all and I found a pair of Chanel shoes, and I said, ‘Well these would look great with the Versace,’ and she said, ‘No, I can’t wear linked Cs, the double C.’ So, I asked why, and she said, ‘It’s Camilla and Charles.'”

Diana and Charles’ divorce had only been finalised a few months before she flew Down Under, for her final visit to the country before her tragic death the following year.

On Saturday (May19), Diana’s youngest son, Prince Harry, will marry American actress Meghan Markle at Windsor Castle in England.

It’s not yet known who has designed the Suits star’s wedding dress, though some are speculating it could be David Emanuel, who created Diana’s gown, after he was spotted in Windsor on Thursday.

Speaking on a recent Fox TV special about the royal wedding, David also shared what he’d go for if he were the dress designer.

“What would I put Meghan in? Something sleek and clean, quite bodied with a long train, and I’d put her in a clinging silk crepe,” he stated, adding: “But, you know, she can’t be the sex bomb on her wedding day. She can look smouldering and wonderful, but it’s got to be regal.”

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