Photos from the set of season 5 of The Crown show Elizabeth Debicki as Princess Diana in the infamous “revenge dress”, worn at a charity gala when Prince Charles’ infidelity was revealed.
While filming season 5 of The Crown, Elizabeth Debicki caused a sensation in the skin of the late Lady Diana. Every leaked set photo is passionately commented on on social media by fans of the Netflix series dedicated to the British Royal Family. This time, the object of all the discussions is the famous revenge dress, the dress of revenge.
The revenge dress for Lady Di
As recalled Vogue UK, this little black off-the-shoulder dress, created by Greek designer Christina Stambolian, was worn by Diana Spencer on June 29, 1994 during the Vanity Fair charity gala at the Serpentine Gallery in Kensington Gardens.
And if this appearance caused a sensation in the media at the time, it is because The Independent had revealed the day before in preview the confession of prince Charles on his infidelity, which would be found the same evening of the gala in the documentary Charles: The Private Man, The Public Role on the ITV channel.
For her close friends, the appearance of the Princess of Wales in this outfit, which was later called “the dress of revenge”, was a snub to her husband, from whom she had been separated since December 9, 1992. The editor in Vogue chief at the time, Anna Harvey, who was Diana’s stylist for years, said: “She wanted to look like a million bucks, and she did.”
It should be noted that Lady Di had initially declined the invitation of Vanity Fair but finally changed her mind two days before the event to overshadow the broadcast of the documentary on Prince Charles and to show the world that ‘She didn’t let her confession of infidelity with Camilla Parker-Bowles get her down.
Thus, seeing that this iconic moment will be well staged in season 5 of The Crown has panicked fans on social networks. These new episodes of Peter Morgan’s Netflix series promise to be explosive since they will cover the period from 1990 to 1997, including the revenge dress, Lady Di’s shock interview on the BBC in 1995, but also her high-profile divorce from Prince Charles in 1996, and surely his tragic accident in 1997.
For this season 5 of The Crown, to be discovered in November 2022 on Netflix, Elizabeth Debicki succeeds Emma Corrin in the role of Princess Diana. She is surrounded by Dominic West in the role of Prince Charles and Imelda Staunton, who lends her features to Queen Elizabeth II.