• The Met Gala is a special event
  • Lady Diana attended the event in 1996
  • Diana's appearance is still unforgotten today

The Met Gala, known as the highlight of the New York social calendar, once again attracted the world's attention when Lady Diana (†36) attended the event in 1996. Her look in particular went down in the fashion history books. And the whole backstory is quite fascinating for you royal fans out there!

Lady Diana in a hot dress

Hardly any Met Gala caused as much of a stir as the one with Lady Diana, who attended the gala on December 9, in a breathtaking Dior gown. The midnight blue dress, designed by John Galliano, featured black lace. The dress, which cost around 11,000 euros, combined with the matching velvet opera coat, became THE talking point of the evening.

Lady Diana and Liz Tilberis at the Met Gala 1996

Also interesting:

Lady Diana, who wore the dress without a bra, embodied her new-found freedom - a reflection of her feelings, as Galliano later revealed. In 1996, the divorce between her and King Charles was finally finalized...

Watch the video above to learn more!