Elizabeth Debicki reflects on recreating Princess Diana's 'revenge dress' for The Crown

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Elizabeth Debicki took recreating Diana, Princess of Wales's "revenge dress" moment for The Crown very seriously.

The Australian actress portrays the late royal in the fifth and sixth seasons of the Netflix period drama, taking over the part from Emma Corrin.

Discussing the importance of costume for the show in an interview for British Vogue's Life in Looks video series, Elizabeth noted that she felt a certain amount of pressure to nail the scene.

"When people in my life found out that I was going to play this part, this was the dress that everyone texted me about," she said. "That's when I started to realise how symbolic this dress is to people."

Diana wore the off-the-shoulder black silk evening gown designed by Christina Stambolian to a 1994 dinner at the Serpentine Gallery in Kensington Gardens. The outing followed a televised admission of infidelity by her husband, then known as Charles, Prince of Wales.

And in addition to working with costume designers, Elizabeth put a lot of thought into emulating Diana's movements and gestures.

"She was claiming the space. The way she walked out of that car, the luminosity, the strength of her as that car door opened, she was so fast and so forward," the 32-year-old continued. "It's an extraordinary thing to watch. To decide what you're saying about yourself through fashion... it was a currency - an incredibly powerful currency."

Diana died in a car accident at the age of 36 in 1997.

Season five of The Crown is set to be released on 9 November.