Princess Diana‘s legacy continues to stay on.
A never-before-seen portrait of the late Princess Of Wales is now on show at a brand new exhibition, titled “Life Via a Royal Lens,” at London’s Kensington Palace. The easy but elegant, black-and-white picture—revealed to the general public on March 4—exhibits a then roughly 27-year-old Diana staring stoically into the space, sporting a satin off-the-shoulder robe and a pair of teardrop earrings.
The portrait was taken in 1988 by David Bailey who famously photographed a variety of pop cultural icons together with Andy Warhol, Twiggy and The Beatles. The style photographer was reportedly hand chosen by Diana—who handed away in 1997—for his high-contrast lighting and minimalist fashion.
In response to a information launch from Historic Royal Palaces, Diana’s determination to work with David “mirrored her want to determine a brand new photographic id for herself,” a stark distinction from the extra established types of royal portraitures of the previous.