It's Been Over 30 Years, but Princess Diana's Cannes Gown Still Takes Our Breath Away

The Cannes Film Festival has always been one of the most glamorous events of the year, attracting Hollywood stars, models, and royalty alike. But while stars consistently shine thanks to the most incredible gowns, no one has marked the red carpet quite like Princess Diana.

Back in 1987, when she was just 26 years old, the Princess of Wales stunned everyone when she stepped out on the Croisette, wearing what has since become one of her most iconic outfits. As we watch to see what everyone wears this time around, read on to see the two Catherine Walker ensembles that Diana wore over 30 years ago.

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For her first appearance on the Cannes Film Festival red carpet, Diana wore a puffy Catherine Walker dress with a double-breasted white blazer.

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She accessorized her outfit with black-and-white pumps.

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For her evening look, Princess Diana opted for an incredibly glamorous gown.

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She wore a simple blue chiffon dress by Catherine Walker, which was reportedly meant as an homage to a gown Princess Grace of Monaco wore in Alfred Hitchcock's To Catch a Thief.


She accessorized it with a shawl and chandelier earrings.