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Remembering Princess Diana’s style by Anna Harvey, the woman behind her wardrobe

Princess Diana’s fashion stylist Anna Harvey was there for  every step of her journey from gauche teenager to  international style icon. She talks The Telegraph through her key looks…

Princess Diana’s style transformation is the  stuff of fashion legend:  how shy Lady Di – all diaphanous skirts and sensible sweaters – became a glamorously poised style icon, with her sharp designer skirt suits and sleek evening dresses. But she did not do it alone. Enter Vogue fashion editor Anna Harvey.

Over 16 years, Harvey helped the Princess with every aspect of her style, whether it was outfits  for foreign tours and royal engagements or pieces to wear in her private life. She remains remarkably humble. ‘I think probably in choosing me, Vogue was playing it quite safe,’ she says, reflecting on then-editor Beatrix Miller’s decision to assign her the task of putting together a wardrobe  for the newly-engaged.

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