Virgil Abloh took the “people’s princess” to the street last night in Paris at his Spring 2018 runway show, just four weeks after the 20th anniversary of Princess Diana’s death. The collection was the most formal riff on streetwear Abloh has shown yet, and rightly so–given that it was inspired by an iconic royal wardrobe. Off-White’s designer and his team sorted through countless images of the princess, looking to reinvent her wardrobe for today’s fashion climate, and we spotted just the looks they sought inspiration from. Here, all the Off-White odes and updates to Princess Di’s best looks—and what Virgil Abloh would fill her closet with if she were with us and on the style circuit today.
1. HER TARTAN DAY SUITS
Princess Diana often wore suiting to royal duties and daytime family affairs, but Off-White gave her ’80s suits an update with a more fitted silhouette, a cascading asymmetrical pleat, a wider windowpane plaid and gutsier extras.