- Jun 7, 2014
- Pacific Palisades CA
- United States
I think Cara Delevingne submits, when a favorite photog of hers wants a controversial pic and suggests things like drastic haircuts or black lipstick. Cara is not afraid to be unpretty.
Exactly. And didn't Linda Evangelista create the pixie haircut in the late 80's that became a rage? She was instructed to cut her hair, I think. Diana's haircut may have been inspired from that quarter. It suited her, and then we see how Snowdon and Avedon worked with that. They created some genuinely striking (photographic) portraits of Diana.
In terms of fashion, Diana discovered what worked for her (clothes that accentuated her slim figure, hugging her for all they were worth, no form hiding clothes for her). Or what worked for the camera, who knows how she was thinking, except we do know that she assiduously followed the press commentary on her fashion at an event. The result is that there is a predictability to Diana's 'style', driven by allure considerations (I think) in her way of making her fashion decisions.
But to the subject of the thread: she was not beautiful in a film-star way (I don't think, she hadn't the eyes for that) but pretty and charming when young, growing into an attractive woman. There were so many truly stellar beauties in the 20th century. I don't think Diana achieves that, though being attractive is no slouch achievement. We should all be so. She dressed well and created an excellent, and often compelling, impression due to her fashion choices (sparkly gowns and all).
As for being 'most famous', I'd say she was 'most famous' when her scandals were making tabloid headlines. I'd say she was 'most famous' in her time, that lasted an amazingly brief 15 years or so. But there are 80 years of the 20th century that was taken up by so many other 'beauties' and 'most famous' like Wallis Simpson. (Saying that I don't mean to get a rise out of anyone, read the sentence structure carefully. )