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Princess Diana’s iconic sheep jumper is being re-released in time for sweater weather

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Lady Di's sheep jumper

This is not a drill (Picture:Getty/Rowing Blazers)

Sound the alarm – Princess Diana’s sheep jumper is hitting the shelves again.

On top of the re-release of this iconic knit, another classic sweater of Lady Di’s is going to be re-released alongside it.

That’s right, Gyles and George’s pink and white ‘I’m A Luxury’ jumper is going on sale again too.

This eye-catching item was one of Princess Diana’s sassier fashion moments from 1986, with the words ‘I’m a luxury…’ written in blue on the front and ‘few can afford’ on the back.

American label Rowing Blazers is getting into womenswear by bringing both these old Warm & Wonderful and Gyles and George designs back to life.

You’ll be able to find them from 15 October at Selfridges and RowingBlazers.com for a tidy £185.99 each.

Diana, Princess of Wales wearing 'Black sheep' wool jumper by Warm and Wonderful (Muir & Osborne) to Windsor Polo, 1980

Serving looks always (Picture: Tim Graham Photo Library via Getty Images)

The bright red knit jumper has rows of white sheep with one black and was worn by the then-future royal around the time of the announcement of her engagement to Prince Charles in 1981.

At the time, it was thought the jumper could be a subtle statement about how Lady Di felt about joining the Royal Family.

Lady Di's sheep jumper

(Picture: Rowing Blazers)

Lady Di's I'm a luxury jumper

(Picture: Rowing Blazers)

Nowadays the original jumper she wore permanently resides in the Victoria and Albert Museu, and the original design hasn’t been in circulation since 1994.

Warm & Wonderful designed the sweater in 1979 as part of the Sloane Ranger set and designers Sally Muir and Joanna Osborne work together under Muir & Osborne today.

Diana, Princess of Wales attends a polo match at Smith's Lawn, Guards Polo Club, Windsor, June 1983. She is wearing a Muir and Osborne 'black sheep' sweater

Making more than just a fashion statement? (Photo by Princess Diana Archive/Getty Images)

Ob the subject of the popular knit, Osborne told People in 1983: ‘We always knit things we would like to wear ourselves’.

In a statement on the designs re-release, they said: ‘Since Diana’s first public appearance in one of our bright red sheep jumpers, she and the design have been inextricably linked.

‘The Princess of Wales wore the sweater on several other occasions, eliciting a great deal of press commentary and making the design incredibly popular, not only here in the UK, but around the world.’

Jack Carlson, Rowing Blazers’ creative director, said: ‘Collaborating with the original designers is exactly what makes this so special to me. I can just picture Joanna and Sally in their twenties, selling their jumpers to Sloane Rangers, pop stars, and royalty.

‘I think there’s a lot of nostalgia in the air right now, and a great renewed interest in Diana’s style in particular.’

 

 


Credit: Original article published here.

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