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The Crown star Elizabeth Debicki recreates one of Princess Diana's most iconic looks at the season 5 premiere

The actress paid homage to the royal style icon

elizabeth debicki wears black scarf dress and channels princess diana
Orin Carlin
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The day that all avid watchers of The Crown have been eagerly awaiting has finally arrived – yes that's right, season five of Neflix's hit series based on the British royal family is available to binge now.

Run, don't walk – though, before you nestle down for a 10-hour viewing sesh, you ought to take a look at what actress Elizabeth Debicki rocked up in last night at the season's world premiere. Stepping out on the red carpet outside London's Theatre Royal Drury Lane, the 32-year-old wore a look that paid recognisable tribute to her on-screen character, Princess Diana.

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Elizabeth Debicki At The Crown Season 5 Premiere© Photo: Getty Images

"Princess Diana's spirit, her words and her actions live in the hearts of so many. It is my true privilege and honour to be joining this masterful series, which has had me absolutely hooked from episode one," Elizabeth said following the announcement of her addition to the cast via The Crown's Twitter account last year. 

Lauded for her charm, openness, and compassion, it's no secret that the princess was also adored by many for her distinctive sense of style. And the premiere of The Crown's latest instalment felt an utterly fitting occasion for Elizabeth to have paid homage to the royal fashion icon.

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Elizabeth Debicki Wears A Black Scarf Dress© Photo: Getty Images

Elizabeth looked sensational in an haute couture black strapless cut-out gown by Christian Dior, but there was one key detail that sparked our interest.

Princess Diana Wears A Blue Scarf Dress At Cannes Film Festival© Photo: Getty Images

Her dress featured a long, billowing scarf which directly nodded to Catherine Walker's pale blue silk chiffon dress and matching stole worn by Princess Diana at the 1987 Cannes Film Festival.

Both dresses were strapless by design, featuring pleated bodices and flowing, maxi-length silhouettes, but Elizabeth opted for thorn-style bangles and an understated pair of earrings by Dior Fine Jewellery, both from its La Rose Dior collection, to complete her look, whereas Princess Diana allowed her pendant earrings to take centre stage.

And now to crack on with the series binge and lust after every single one of Elizabeth's costumes…

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