On July 1, 1997, on his 36th birthday Diana Spencer (1961-1997) woke up surrounded by flowers. There were almost a hundred bouquets, but none belonged to his beloved Pakistani surgeon, Hasnat Khan, from whom he had recently separated (the romance lasted from 1995 to 1997). She also received several phone calls, including those from his sons William and Harry, who communicated from the school where they studied.

At night, Lady Di attended a charity party gala at the Tate Gallery London, which was celebrating its centenary with a dinner for 500 guests. She arrived accompanied by her brother, Earl Spencer, dazzling in a black dress, one of the latest looks of the “people’s princess” that hides a series of enigmas.

While some believe that the dress worn by the Princess of Wales on her 36th birthday was one of her last implicit messages to the British crown, others favor the romantic drama theory that Diana thought her beloved Hasnat Khan, I would attend. So she would have dressed especially beautiful and sexy for him, but the doctor never came and Lady Di could not have her long-awaited happy ending.

The black dress that Lady Di wore on her last birthday.

The keys to the elegant and defiant look that Lady Di wore on her last birthday

To celebrate his 36, Lady Di decided to wear a black dressforbidden color in royalty except at funerals– at a charity dinner at the Tate Gallery in London.

Diana Spencer chose a long, black dress, with sparkles and very low-cut, to celebrate her only birth as a divorced woman. Almost a year earlier, on July 12, 1996, the Queen’s spokeswoman announced the “friendly dissolution” of her marriage to the heir to the throne, then Prince Charles.

With the choice of the dress designed by the British-Moroccan Jacques Azagurythe Princess of Wales broke another rule: she wore a cleavage that, by blatantly showing the beginning of the bust, was considered completely obscene.

Iconic black sheep sweater worn by Princess Diana in 1981 to go up for auction

The black sheep sweater worn by Princess Diana in 1981, famous for its symbolism, will go up for auction on September 7 in New York with a starting price of $50,000as reported by Sotheby’s.

The garment is one of the first made by the Warm & Wonderful brand and features a naive print of white sheep on a red background, among which one in black stands outwhich gave a lot of talk to the media, fashion critics and the general public, when Diana Spencer wore it.

The black sheep sweater worn by Princess Diana in 1981 will be auctioned with a starting price of $50,000. (Photo: EFE).

This is the original sweater that had been missing until March of this year, when its designers, Sally Muir and Joanna Osborne, found it in their attic, tucked in a small box next to a bedspread, according to a company note. .

After a newly engaged lady Diana wearing it on a visit to a Prince Charles polo match, Buckingham Palace told the designers that the sweater had been damaged and they asked for a patch or replacement, after which they sent a new one.

In 1983, when she was already Princess of Wales, Diana wore it again on top of a white shirt with a large collar and a black bow. She combined it with white pants, in what was an iconic set that has recently been recovered in the television series The Crown.

The sweater auction will be part of a Sotheby’s sale called “Fashion Icons” and promises to attract attention after a Diana dress quadrupled in price in January this year to more than $600,000.

Photo courtesy of Sotheby’s showing the sweater with a black sheep worn by Princess Diana in 1981, famous for its symbolism. EFE/Sotheby’s

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