Mitchell & Ness will release a replica of the Kelly Green Eagles jacket that made Princess Diana famous in the 1990s.
The Philadelphia sportswear company will begin selling the limited-edition $400 jacket online and at its flagship store in Center City on Thursday a report from Complex. It will also be available at various retailers including Fanatics.
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Princess Diana famously wore the jacket in 1991 when she dropped her sons off at school in London, demonstrating her ability to combine high fashion with casual sportswear. She was also photographed wearing the jacket when she went to an amusement park in England with the boys three years later. People featured one of the photos on the June 13, 1994 magazine cover.
Last month, NFL Countdown explained the story behind the jacket.
Eagles statistician Jack Edelstein met Diana during Philadelphia native Grace Kelly’s funeral in Monaco. Diana was not interested in football, but expressed a fondness for the Eagles jackets and their green and silver colors. That prompted Edelstein, with the approval of former Eagles owner Leonard Tose, to send Diana a custom jacket.
Whatever became of Diana’s jacket appears to have been lost to history. Marnie Schneider, Tose’s granddaughter, told “NFL Countdown” that the Eagles would like to show it to their fans. And Diana’s bodyguard said she was thrilled with the reaction Philly gave to her fashion choice.
This fall, the Eagles wore classic Kelly Green jerseys for the first time in more than a decade. The Birds wore them in their win over the Miami Dolphins on October 22nd. They will wear them again on Sunday, November 26th when they play the Buffalo Bills.
The Eagles revealed the highly anticipated throwbacks on July 29 after Brandon Winston, a West Virginia man, accidentally found pictures of them on the Eagles website and posted them on social media.
The team later started selling Bourbon and vodka under the spirits brand Bird Gang Spirits to celebrate the return of the Kelly Green jerseys.