Anthropologie has been charged with ‘exploitation of Princess Diana for money’ after the clothing retailer shared a photo shoot with a model with a striking resemblance to the late royal family.
The clothing retailer shared six photos from a photo shoot on their Instagram page earlier this week, each featuring a model with her hair in a short blonde bob and 80s-style outfits.
The comment section was quickly flooded with royal fans pointing to the model’s resemblance to Princess Diana.
Many were critical of the brand for its apparent reference to the late royal, with one posting: ‘I don’t know why, but it feels wrong to use the princess to sell clothes’.
MailOnline has reached out to Anthropologie for comment.
Anthropologie has been charged with ‘exploitation of Princess Diana for money’ after the clothing retailer shared a photoshoot with a model with a striking resemblance to the late royal (pictured)
The six images showed the same model with blonde locks styled in Diana’s signature voluminous way she wore in the ’80s
The six images showed the same model with blonde locks, styled in Diana’s signature voluminous way she wore in the ’80s.
In one photo, she was seen in jeans, brown boots and a houndstooth blazer, while in another she bore a striking resemblance to the royal family in a navy blue and white Chanel-style mini dress.
A third photo showed the model in a midi-long yellow dress with a large brown belt and white pumps.
Meanwhile, in a fourth, she was seen on a couch wearing a striking white pie crust collar. Diana often wore blouses and shirts with the same pie-shaped collar.
The model not only bore a striking resemblance to the late royal, but also wore similar outfits to Diana’s style in the 1980s (left and right, the model)
Meanwhile, in a fourth, she was seen on a couch wearing a striking white pie crust collar (pictured)
The caption on the image gallery read: ‘Where meadows in the countryside become evergreen, we find tranquility in the simplest scenes.
‘Explore the ‘Idyll Weekend’ edit, now via the link in our bio!’
Despite the lack of reference to the late princess in the caption, the comment section was quickly flooded by fans shouting the likeness.
One of them said, “Is this supposed to be the Princess Diana collection or something?”
In another photo, the blonde model stared out the window wearing a white cable knit cardigan and floral blouse.
Another wrote: ‘I agree that Princess Diana should be referenced in the commentary as it was so clearly inspired by her.’
A third said, “I don’t know why, but it feels wrong to use the late Princess Diana to sell clothes.”
A fourth added: ‘Is Princess Diana’s looking like this now? is everywhere! Stop exploiting her for money…’
“Should at least pay tribute to Di in the caption or something when the aesthetic is so clear…” commented another.
One added: ‘Sorry, I think the Princess Diana vibe is bad in taste.’
Royal fans questioned the styling choices for the photoshoot, some said it was ‘bad in taste’
It comes weeks after royal pundits called the new Diana movie Spencer “cruel” and “unnecessarily unnecessary” as it premiered last night, saying the film starring Kristen Stewart is stripping the late princess of her “respect and dignity.”
Commentators have warned that Diana’s sons, Princes Harry and William, will both be upset by scenes in the film where she breaks down in tears in front of William as she battles her eating disorder and self-harm.
Disturbing scenes in the film, which came out on November 5, show Diana, who died in a car accident in Paris in 1997, fantasizing about throwing herself down the stairs and choking on a pearl necklace donated to her by husband Prince Charles.
Other parts of the film describe her bulimia as she vomits and even experiences hallucinations about her own death – and royal experts including Richard Fitzwilliams, Ingrid Seward and Penny Junor have all criticized the depiction.
Fitzwilliams told MailOnline: ‘It was an extraordinary decision to have Diana throw up on the poster while dressed in couture. The film shows scenes of bulimia and self-harm, which is indeed cruel.’