The Chanel coat worn by Kristen Stewart dates back to the 80s, and was kept in the maison’s archives
Last week the first photo of the film was unveiled “Spencer” of Pablo Larraín who sees Kristen Stewart in the role of Lady D. In the shot – which made so much talk – the actress wears a red coat by Chanel, and now new creation details have been revealed. It seems, in fact, that it is an original model from the 80s, exactly the same one that Lady Diana wore for a visit to the Great Ormond Street Hospital For Children in February 1992, with a felt hat decorated with contrasting black flowers. The double-breasted coat, made of tweed, and characterized by four front pockets and gold buttons, is part of the Maison’s Fall Winter 1988 1989 Ready-to-wear collection, and is kept in the Chanel archives.
Lady Diana in Chanel – 1992
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The Spencer film – which will be released in Autumn 2021 – is set in the early 90s, when the princess decided to end her marriage with the Prince Charles.
“It’s critically important how she discovers throughout the film that what she really needs is to be whoever she wants,” says the director, revealing the details of the film. “And that doesn’t mean she needs to be around someone, or be a part of anything but herself and her children. Diana was many things, but she was mostly a great mother. This is the story of a woman who understands that what really matters in a woman’s life are her children. “