Dressing for Success in New York, Diana Cuts the Frills and Froufrou
updated 02/20/1989 AT 01:00 AM EST
•originally published 02/20/1989 AT 01:00 AM EST
Still, a princess has to make a good impression, and it doesn't hurt to have a lady-in-waiting, a personal maid and a reported eight trunks full of clothes on hand. Only four outfits ever left the closet, but the fashion statement was clear. Gone were the flamboyant touches she affected as a neophyte figurehead—Diana has become a thoroughly professional princess. Her hemlines, at mid-knee, revealed none of the royal attributes, even when she stooped to tie a homeless boy's shoe. "Such styles could be worn by a successful businesswoman without raising eyebrows anywhere in the world," proclaimed the New York Times. Just the kind of praise a working princess likes to hear.