What the royals have worn to the Met Gala over the years

Princess Diana’s Dior gown for the 1996 Met Gala was daring for a royal.

Princess Diana attends the Met Gala in 1996.

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The Princess of Wales’s navy blue shift gown flowed to the floor and featured ruching at the empire-style bodice.

Black lace fabric peeked out from the neckline and straps, giving the gown a sexy touch that many royals wouldn’t have dared to wear at the time.

Diana wore dress just months after her divorce from then-Prince Charles, and Eloise Moran, author of “The Lady Di Look Book: what Diana was trying to tell us through her clothes” said yahoo that it was a “revenge” outfit.

“That was one of her most impressive dresses,” Moran told the site. “But I thought she looked fabulous. She looks so happy and confident.”

“I think he was accepting and enjoying it,” Moran added. “I knew I could never shake off the attention and the spotlight on her, but I think it was positioning him in a different way, as some kind of international megastar, a Marilyn Monroe-type icon rather than a member of the royal family. And I think the dress really reflects that.”

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