Tory Burch celebrates 20th century’s most fashionable woman, Princess Diana at the New York Fashion Week, on Sunday. From a linen and leather pant to a macramé tweed skirt, Burch’s new collection was entirely inspired by Diana’s iconic clothing.
The show was held at the Brooklyn Museum, Burch said she made sure “to be careful not to be too literal because she’s clearly a style icon but that’s not what was so interesting to me.” The artist revealed that Diana’s humanitarian work had inspired her the most, “her fearlessness, her being a mom that protected her family and just how strong of a woman she was.” The designer tried to combine Diana’s strength and style in outfits that included linen dresses with rope sashes, a wool sweater with a sequined collar and a silk twill skirt.
In the range of looks in her spring-summer 2020 collection, Burch made models walk on ramp with sneakers on, which reflected the free spirit of the Princess. Model Karolina Kurkova, who sat in the front row, said she was excited about the collection and couldn’t wait for it.
She also added, “I think every girl growing up wants to be a princess. It was my dream, too, to be a princess,” she said. “I mean, I do of course follow the royal family, and it’s good to see how they’re doing. And Princess Diana, she was very special.”
Writer-director and transgender rights activist Janet Mock said that to her, Burch is about “empowerment and ambition. For me, I just love clothes and I think that her clothes are actually wearable and they’re accessible,” she said.
It was the very first experience at fashion week for actress Alexandra Daddario, she said that she’s very excited and inspired by Burch's new spring collection. “I love Tory Burch. I’ve been wearing Tory Burch for years,” she said. “I’m from New York. I feel like it’s great New York street fashion. It’s a really cool way to kick things off.”
Princess Diana, died in a car crash in Paris in the year 1997, that also killed her boyfriend, Dodi Fayed, and the car’s driver. Diana, divorced from Prince Charles and the mother of Prince William and Prince Harry, had revealed her struggles of being in an extremely unhappy marriage, during an interview with a global media house.