Princess Diana’s Gucci Diana Fvaourite Bag Has Been Reinvented
More than 20 years after the original iteration caught Princess Diana’s attention, Gucci’s Alessandro Michele reinvented the royal’s favorite Diana bag, bringing it back from the archives with the addition of a neon belt wrapped around his iconic bamboo handles.
This isn’t the first time Michele has drawn inspiration from the brand’s past collections, the Creative Director has repeatedly wielded a knack for taking heritage pieces and turning them into something more relevant to the time. Example: the rebirth of the Jackie bag on the AW20 fashion show. Now? It’s the bamboo-adorned ’90s favorite, who is back and better than ever.
The original structured tote made its debut in 1991, rising to the top of the wish lists of all fashion fans around the world after Lady Di donned it with jeans, a white shirt and loafers or slippers. structured summer dresses. Synonymous with her versatile style, it marked a certain freedom and more daring fashion choices that came with Lady Di’s decision to distance herself from the royal family.
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Gucci‘s updated version of the Diana – which has previously been spotted on the arms of Sienna Miller, Jodie Turner-Smith, and Elle Fanning – comes in three sizes: Small, Medium, and Large. And a plethora of mood-enhancing shades, nothing less. Just like the original, the bamboo handles are retained, but the new and improved version features a remarkable leather belt around said handles in interchangeable neon yellow, pink or orange. In addition, initials and star symbols can be embossed on the inside of the belts for more personalization.
As for the closest replica to Diana’s favorite? It would be the timeless brown leather. Elsewhere, emerald and pink are a nod to the brand’s mission to promote self-expression through its releases.
The Diana capsule collection is available now on Gucci.com. Scroll down to shop for the line’s favorite GLAMOR bags.
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