The Iconic Sheep Sweater Worn By Princess Diana Is Now Available in Green
When Rowing Blazers first brought back Princess Diana’s iconic sheep sweater, my co-host of the Royally Obsessed podcast, Roberta Fiorito, and I woke up to DMs from all around the world alerting us to the fact that it was on sale.
Now, the design featuring a single black sheep standing amongst a flock of white sheep is back, once again re-imagined by Rowing Blazers in partnership with the sweater’s original designers, Joanna Osborne and Sally Muir of Warm & Wonderful, but in a brand new color: green.
Of course, Princess Diana was known for wearing the red version—which royal enthusiast and author of HRH: So Many Thoughts on Royal Style Elizabeth Holmes recently uncovered she owned two of—to polo matches in the early days of her relationship with Prince Charles. At the time, the fashion choice was thought to be pretty symbolic and a nod to her status within the royal family. It’s since become one of Diana’s most recognized sartorial choices.
But Rowing Blazers didn’t stop there: As part of their summer 2021 collection, they also unveiled two more Diana-inspired designs: a new color scheme for Diana’s “I Am a Luxury” sweater—now available in gray and pink and a collaboration with British knitwear brand Gyles & George—as well as a pair of bike shorts. (A nod to Diana’s preference to pair them with an oversized sweatshirt? Possibly.)
Still, in regard to the sheep sweater, Diana wasn’t the only one to love the design. “David Bowie is reported to have wanted one,” Osborne explained alongside Muir in a YouTube video released last year timed to the re-launch. Muir added, “Andy Warhol—he walked past our stand and went, ‘Oh. Chic sweater.’”
Royal style, coming to a closet near you.