Numerous adjectives have been used to describe the inimitable sartorial tastes of the late Princess Diana, but "gangsta" is a new one on us. Impeccable, polished, chic, leggy and at times groundbreaking — but not gangsta. But it turns out that Rihanna is a big fan of Princess Diana, and in an interview with Glamour magazine RiRi admitted she "loved everything" she wore and said she has "gangsta" style.
"You know who is the best who ever did it? Princess Diana. She was like, she killed it. Every look was right. She was gangsta with her clothes," she told the magazine.
"She had these crazy hats. She got oversize jackets. I loved everything she wore." In the context of British royalty Diana's fashion choices were undeniably groundbreaking — for a start she was the first royal to forsake gloves and hats for public outings — and she rocked an eight-meter wedding train like no one else could. But we're struggling to see if and how the late style icon has really rubbed off on Rihanna's recent style efforts. We're fairly certain that Diana never owned a denim thong nor crystal nipple shields (à la the recent Pour It Up video), nor did she ever carry a penis or cannabis leaf emblazoned clutch bag for public engagements. Still, if Rihanna means what she says, we'd pay handsomely to see her kitted out in the above ensemble in her next video...