‘The Crown’ star Emma Corrin says that Princess Diana had an ‘awful’ sense of style when she was younger

  • Emma Corrin who is set to portray Princess Diana in the upcoming season of "The Crown" has said that Princess Diana had an "awful" sense of style in her youth.
  • In an interview with Entertainment Weekly Corrin said: "I loved young Diana. You can't understand old Diana — older Diana — properly without understanding a 19-year-old living with her flatmates, going on her first date with Charles. You need to understand the trajectory that she underwent. But her style was awful."
  • Corrin continued:  "That second time she meets Charles when she's in those yellow dungarees, I just wanted to cry. I was like, are you joking? Awful. And those sweater vests. It really shows that fashion is something that grows with you."
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British actor Emma Corrin who is set to portray Princess Diana in the upcoming season of "The Crown" said that Princess Diana had an "awful" sense of style in her youth.

"Basically, I loved young Diana," Corrin said during an interview with Entertainment Weekly. "You can't understand old Diana — older Diana — properly without understanding a 19-year-old living with her flatmates, going on her first date with Charles. You need to understand the trajectory that she underwent. But her style was awful."

Corrin continued: "That second time she meets Charles when she's in those yellow dungarees, I just wanted to cry. I was like, are you joking? Awful. And those sweater vests. It really shows that fashion is something that grows with you. I've certainly found that. If I look back at pictures of me when I was younger, oh my god. Nightmare!"

Emma Corrin as Princess Diana alongside Josh O'Conner as Prince Charles in "The Crown."
Netflix

Princess Diana is one of the most beloved figures in the history of the British monarchy, and she is largely remembered for her pioneering humanitarian work as well as her iconic wardrobe. 

Throughout the 1980s and 1990s, Diana was known for wearing a wide range of colorful, elegant, and daring outfits that no royal had ever dared to touch before. 

Her most famous and reproduced look is perhaps the infamous "Revenge Dress" a velvet, off the shoulder mini dress that she wore at a gallery opening in 1994, on the night that a controversial documentary aired on British TV in which Prince Charles admitted to having an affair. 

Princess Diana's infamous "Revenge Dress."
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"The Crown" returns to Netflix for its fourth season on November 15 and is set to take on the early years of Princess Diana and Prince Charles' relationship as well as the beginning of Margaret Thatcher's (played by Gillian Anderson) time as the first female Prime Minister. 

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