The Crown's Elizabeth Debicki Recreates Princess Diana's Black 'Revenge Dress' In Season 5
A moment people will never forget! In 1994, Princess Diana wore a black silk dress by designer Christian Stambolian to a fundraiser at London’s Serpentine Gallery, and now Elizabeth Debicki, who plays the late princess in season 5 of The Crown, recreated the infamous moment.
On November 6, the actress was spotted filming scenes for the Netflix hit series, ET Canada reported. She donned an off-the-shoulder frock, tights, heels and a purse and rocked a short haircut — very similar to what Diana looked like back in the day.
Needless to say, fans are very excited to see the moment pan out on their screens.
One person wrote, “UPDATE: THE REVENGE DRESS HAS ENTERED THE CHAT,” while another added, “We’ve reached the Diana revenge dress era of the crown.”
The reason why people refer to the outfit as the "revenge dress" is because that same day, Prince Charles admitted to having an affair with Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall on television.
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Apparently, Diana had bought the dress in 1991 but thought the look was too risqué at the time.
According to Stambolian, Diana "chose not to play the scene like Odette [from Swan Lake], innocent in white. She was clearly angry. She played it like Odile, in black. She wore bright red nail enamel, which we had never seen her do before. She was saying, 'Let's be wicked tonight!'"
Debicki is taking on the role of Diana in the series after Emma Corrin. In the newest season, fans will get to see Diana navigate her marriage to Prince Charles (played by Dominic West) amid his friendship with Camilla.
While nothing has been confirmed yet, it's believed that season 5 will talk about Diana's infamous 1995 interview with Martin Bashir, in which she said: "There were three of us in this marriage, so it was a bit crowded."