On August 31st, we’ll celebrate the 22nd anniversary of Princess Diana’s tragic, untimely death. To pay homage to “the people’s princess,” Hailey Bieber posed as the off-duty princess for a photo shoot in the most recent issue of Vogue Paris. She rocked several of Diana’s classic mid-90s casual looks, including the classic combo of bike shorts, oversized sweatshirts, and tube socks for days. The photos remind us that Diana was not only a humanitarian and a breath of fresh air in the royal family, but she was also a bona fide style icon.
“New story for @vogueparis shot by @gstyles styled by @virginiebenarroch,” Bieber captioned an August 30th Instagram post, which shows off the first of several Diana-inspired shots. “All credit and inspo to the amazingly beautiful and iconically stylish Princess Diana who I’ve looked to for style inspiration for as long as I can remember. Thank you for leaving behind such an iconic fashion and style legacy.”
TBH, these faux paparazzi shots are pretty uncanny. Which princess is which?
It looks like it’s time to embrace the sportswear and clip-on earrings look, huh? We’re here for it.
Just check out these side-by-side photos of Bieber and Diana. It’s bonkers.
Vogue did a photo shoot with Hailey Baldwin Bieber channeling Princess Diana. Thoughts? pic.twitter.com/aY9WUUJKtJ— Jessi (@OlMumsyJess) August 29, 2019
Many fans are eating up the shoot, and rightfully so. It’s spot on.
Hailey Baldwin’s Diana tribute😭😭😭😭— Morgan (@morganfoss7) August 29, 2019
Bro this Princess Diana inspired shoot by Hailey Baldwin for Vogue 😍😍😍😍😍— Passport P (@peezyINTL) August 29, 2019
Hailey Baldwin-Beiber as Princess Diana is truly what the people needed.— hilary banks (@raqueldevore) August 29, 2019
Hailey Baldwin’s Princess Diana inspired Vogue shoot is 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻— Lauren (@lauren_mass) August 29, 2019
But others aren’t too sure if Bieber was the right choice for the job or if this shoot should have been published so close to the anniversary of the princess’s death.
i can’t access specifically why i’m furious at hailey baldwin for her princess diana photoshoot but i am— steph mccann (@steph_mcca) August 30, 2019
Oh fuck no. Diana is a fashion icon, humanitarian and the world’s princess to this very day. Hailey Baldwin fashion style is🤮.— 𝓛𝑜𝓋𝑒, Erin ♥️ (@Coldhardground7) August 30, 2019
Diana was murdered and this is still the worst thing anyone’s ever done to her https://t.co/ty3ZAqdzxv— Rosie (@rosieb_98) August 29, 2019
locals are comparing princess diana to hailey baldwin are u fucking shitting me— 𝐬𝐨𝐩𝐡𝐢𝐚 (@freddiesdeliIah) August 30, 2019
All we know is that we miss Princess Di more and more as time goes on. And, as if there was any doubt, she’s definitely our style inspo forever.