10.02.13 9:33 AM ET
Rihanna On Diana
Rihanna reckons that Princess Diana was gangsta—when it came to clothing, at least.
Although most of us might have thought that Diana had a very conservative, demure look compared with the pop star’s, Rihanna tells the new issue of Glamour magazine: "You know who is the best who ever did it? Princess Diana. She was like—she killed it. Every look was right.
"She was gangsta with her clothes. She had these crazy hats. She got oversize jackets. I loved everything she wore!"
Camille Paglia drew a comparison between Rihanna and Princess Diana earlier this year, saying, they both had a "ravishingly seductive flirtation" with the world's media and used every photo opportunity to convey "allure, defiance, or revenge."
Paglia said, "Not since Diana rocketed from shy, plump kindergarten aide to lean, mean fashion machine has there been such a ravishing seductive flirtation with the world press."