Princess Diana Seems in By no means-Earlier than-Seen Portrait That Attracts Comparisons to Kate Middleton
Princess Diana‘s legacy continues to reside on.
A never-before-seen portrait of the late Princess Of Wales is now on show at a brand new exhibition, titled “Life By way of a Royal Lens,” at London’s Kensington Palace. The easy but elegant, black-and-white picture—revealed to the general public on March 4—reveals a then roughly 27-year-old Diana staring stoically into the space, carrying a satin off-the-shoulder robe and a pair of teardrop earrings.
The portrait was taken in 1988 by David Bailey who famously photographed various pop cultural icons together with Andy Warhol, Twiggy and The Beatles. The style photographer was reportedly hand chosen by Diana—who handed away in 1997—for his high-contrast lighting and minimalist model.
In accordance with a information launch from Historic Royal Palaces, Diana’s choice to work with David “mirrored her want to ascertain a brand new photographic identification for herself,” a stark distinction from the extra established types of royal portraitures of the previous.