There are few people in this world in which their name is known, recognized, and remembered in households around the globe. To reach a status of that nature, one is typically a wildly popular entertainer, political figure, or superstar. The ones that are remembered the longest and become living legends are often the ones who have touched lives in special ways.
One person that fits the bill perfectly and is known and remembered long after her passing is the beloved Princess Diana of Wales. From the moment she first stepped into the spotlight, people knew she was something special.
The grace, charisma, and love for others made her seem so relatable. People began to feel as though they knew her even if they never had the opportunity to meet her. Not only did her character shine through in every aspect of her life, but she also made a name for herself in numerous ways.
During her short life, she was one of the world’s most influential fashion icons. Her effortless, classy, tailored style was coveted by women around the world and she was the inspiration for countless trends. She had a tendency to stick to her tried and true designers such as Jimmy Choo, Catherine Walker & Co., Dior, and Chanel.
After a certain point, she abruptly ceased wearing any of her Chanel items, and her reasoning is nothing short of heartbreaking. While on a trip to Australia in 1996, Diana revealed the true reason for her decision, and it had nothing to do with the brand itself.
While in conversation with designer Jayson Brundson, she said she would no longer wear her Chanel shoes because the double C logo instantly reminded her of Charles and Camilla. Brundson was evidently taken aback by the startling realization but certainly understood her pain.
“It was definitely the timing, it being post-divorce. She would have seen linked Cs and they would have just reminded her of Charles and Camilla. The shoes were quite boldly Chanel - I think they had the gold-linked Cs on them. And I think for photo optics people would have honed in on that considering it was so fresh after the divorce as well.”
After that, the logo forever stood as a reminder of a painful part of her past, one that would haunt her until she took her final breath. Though she has been gone for some time, her legacy certainly lives on through those she touched along the way, through her sons, and now her grandchildren. She will forever be missed and loved.