Princess Diana‘s legacy continues to stay on.
A never-before-seen portrait of the late Princess Of Wales is now on show at a brand new exhibition, titled “Life Via a Royal Lens,” at London’s Kensington Palace. The straightforward 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 gap, sporting a satin off-the-shoulder robe and a pair of teardrops earrings.
The portrait was taken in 1988 by David Bailey who famously photographed numerous pop cultural icons together with Andy Warhol, Twiggy different The Beatles. The style photographer was reportedly hand chosen by Diana—who handed away in 1997—for his high-contrast lighting and minimalist fashion.
In response to a information launch from Historic Royal Palaces, Diana’s determination to work with David “mirrored her want to ascertain a brand new photographic id for herself,” a stark distinction from the extra established types of royal portraitures of the previous.
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