It’s almost time for the most fashionable event of the season! The Met Gala takes place every year on the first Monday of May and showcases the best of the best in elite stylings. Everyone from A-list celebrities to international monarchs have been known to walk that lengthy red carpet outside of 1000 5th Avenue in New York City, including the late Princess Diana.

That’s right, back in 1996, Diana made her first and only Met Gala appearance. Of course, her look was flawless — and a bit risqué, too! According to PopSugar, the royal beauty wore a navy slip dress with black lace trim from John Galliano‘s first Couture collection for Dior. She complimented the gown with a matching silk duster and mini Dior handbag. How chic!

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In addition to her fashionable accessories, Diana also wore her iconic pearl and sapphire choker. PopSugar explained that the necklace was originally a diamond and sapphire brooch that Queen Elizabeth gave to Diana on her wedding day. The princess later converted the piece into a choker by adding a seven-strand pearl necklace.

Taking a look back at Diana’s legendary royal fashion has us even more excited to see what Meghan Markle will wear when she steps out with her new royal baby for the first time. When Kate Middleton gave birth to Prince Louis in April 2018, she paid tribute to Prince William‘s mom by walking out of St. Mary’s Hospital in a dress that was similar to Diana’s in 1984.

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Kate sported a custom, red Jenny Packham dress with a white lace Peter Pan collar and completed the look with nude Gianvito Rossi heels. Her outfit was similar to Diana’s because the princess wore a red jacket paired with a white collar when she and Prince Charles debuted Prince Harry to the world.

As a fashion icon, Meghan will most likely follow in Kate’s steps and pay homage to Harry’s mom too!