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Princess Diana is named the ultimate style icon of all time

Evoke.ieEvoke.ie 2/09/2016 Sarah Magliocco

© Associated News Every decade has a fashion icon who defines the era with their covetable couture and flawless styling.

So with that in mind, fashion rental service Le Tote undertook an extensive poll to discover which woman best represented each decade of fashion from 1910 onwards.

And while you might think Kate Moss or Kate Middleton nabbed the top spot, the late and beloved Princess Diana was named the ultimate style icon of all time, coming out on top across all the boards. 

Princess Di’s iconic style was recognised in the poll, proving that the royal’s classic beauty is definitely timeless.

‘Every style icon broke the mould by thinking beyond the trends of the time and creating their own signature look. Looks which, today, we still admire and emulate,’ Ruth Hartman, Chief Merchandising Officer at Le Tote, told The Daily Mail. 

Coming up through the decades, Diana was joined by the likes of Coco Chanel, Lauren Bacall, Marilyn Monroe, Jackie Kennedy and Farrah Fawcett, who were all named the most stylish women of their corresponding eras. 

Diana’s structured shoulder pads and risk-taking ensembles (for a royal) garnered her a lot of attention at the time, and the image of her statuesque frame draped in a slashed LBD as a documentary about her husband’s infidelities broke is absolutely iconic. 

The princess kept things demure during her time in the royal family, but post separation, Diana wore a host of form fitting dresses by international designers. 

Madonna came second to Princess Diana, taking the silver for the most stylish woman of the 80s. 

Jennifer Aniston snapped up the title in the 90s, while J-Lo was the surprising winner for best dressed of the noughties (if anyone can be considered well-dressed in the 00s).

Keeping with the theme of royals, Kate Middleton beat out icons such as Victoria Beckham and Beyonce to win best-dressed woman in modern history. 

The Dutchess of Cambridge is following in Princess Diana’s footsteps to become one of the most stylish royals, and woman, of all time. 

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