By Camilla Tominey and Charlie Wells – UK DAILY EXPRESS
A WOOLLY jumper like the one made famous by Princess Diana is set to be a catwalk sensation.
French fashion house Chloe has designed a £155 red jumper with white sheep, similar to the one Diana used to wear in the Eighties.
It might look like something your granny knitted but designer woolly jumpers like this are poised to be all the rage this winter.
Fashion followers have already started snapping up the sweaters, which are perfect in the credit crunch as they can often be found buried at the back of wardrobes or on the rails of charity shops. With knitting back in vogue again, do-it-yourself is even an option.
Diana was photographed in the jumper, which featured one black sheep in the flock, at a polo match at Smith’s Lawn Polo Club in Windsor, Berkshire, in June 1983.
It was designed by Joanna Osborne and Sally Muir, whose company Warm and Wonderful was propelled to fame after pictures of Diana in the sweater were splashed across front pages. It was a gift from the mother of one of the Princess’s pageboys.
Tomorrow is the 12th anniversary of Diana’s death in a Paris car crash. Mourners are expected to lay tributes at the Pont D’Alma, the tunnel where she died, at Kensington Palace in London where she lived, and at Althorp in Northamptonshire, where she grew up and is buried.
UPDATE – WE HAVE A NEW SHEEP SWEATER IN THE BOUTIQUE!
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