Elizabeth Debicki pays homage to Princess Diana at ‘The Crown’ premiere

Elizabeth Debicki is transforming into Princess Diana in more ways than one.

The “Crown” actress, 32, sported a stunning black Dior gown to last night’s Season 5 premiere of the Netflix drama — and her look brought back memories of a very similar outfit worn by her real-life royal counterpart.

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Debicki — who plays Princess Diana on the new season of the show — walked the red carpet in a gown from the Dior Haute Couture spring/summer 2022 collection that was reminiscent of the baby blue Catherine Walker dress Princess Diana to the Cannes Film Festival in 1987.

The “Great Gatsby” actress’ gown featured a similarly gathered neckline, but while the princess’ look featured an actual scarf worn draped down her back and tied in a knot, the fabric of Debicki’s draped bodice extended into a racer-back style that wrapped around her neck, draping down into a sort of train.

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Princess Diana wore a similar Catherine Walker gown to the 1987 Cannes Film Festival.
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According to British Vogue, the silk crepe gown took 300 hours to create by the Dior team, with the fashion house announcing yesterday that the “Crown” star — who will also portray Diana in Season 6 — is now a Dior Joaillerie ambassador.

Fittingly, Debicki was outfitted in plenty of jewels from the brand, including a Rose Dior Couture pink gold and diamond earring ($6,000) in one ear and a Bois de Rose ear cuff ($2,300) on her other ear.

She added several Bois de Rose rings and bracelets along with a poppy brooch pinned to her bodice to complete her premiere night look.

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Debicki’s black evening ensemble was also fitting for the sartorial theme of the new season, with Princess Diana sporting her iconic black “revenge dress” and a sassier style after her separation from Prince Charles.

Royal expert Kinsey Schofield spoke with Page Six Style ahead of today’s Season 5 drop, sharing that “there’s something so iconic about the [revenge dress] dress it almost feels like cosplay to see anyone else in it.”

“I think that their dress is beautiful, but it really doesn’t compare to the original, honestly,” she added.

Season 5 of “The Crown” is streaming now on Netflix.

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Diana favored Catherine Walker designs, like the drapey dress she wore to Cannes.
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