Princess Diana's everlasting impact on the fashion industry has been well documented, and there's been no denying how her pie-crust collars, '80s tailoring and off-duty mom-jean outfits have filtered into the 2017 aesthetic. Off-White designer Virgil Abloh (who frequently shares pictures of his muse on Instagram) has been particularly inspired by the late royal, but there's one memorable look from 1990 that also draws modern-day parallels with some key pieces from two other cult labels, Céline and Marques'Almeida.
Diana's black-and-white gown below (designed by one of her most relied-upon créateurs, David Emanuel, for a state banquet in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia) suddenly seems of-the-moment once more. Take away the diamond tiara and shorten the hemline, and it bears a striking resemblance to Marques'Almeida's popular two-tone blazer-dress that's currently going the rounds on social media. In the past week, we've also seen two-tone shoes arriving at Pull&Bear and Zara plus monochrome half-and-half sweaters at Sportmax and Jigsaw, and every fashion lover worth her salt will recall that it wasn't so long ago that Céline produced mismatched two-tone ankle boots and sandals—both of which were quickly picked up by the street style set.
Keep reading to see the trend then and now as well as the shopping picks to get started on it today.
Alice Zielasko has invested in Marques'Almeida's 1980s-style blazer-dress, wearing it simply with black pumps.
Céline's black-and-white sandals have been popular over the summer, notching up many a made-you-look-twice Instagram shoefie.
Not all of the bi-colour trend is limited to black and white. Céline's red-and-white boots are just as popular.
Keep scrolling to shop the best two-tone trend pieces available right now.
Wear it through the winter months as an actual piece of outerwear.
If Zara agrees, so do we.
A very chic way to do this fun trend.
The look segues easily into eveningwear.
The kind of simple piece that wins compliments.
Surprisingly flattering thanks to the slightly asymmetric lines.