All The Details On Princess Di's Dress Auction, Including A £240K Sale

UPDATE: Kerry Taylor Auctions' Fit for a Princess sale made over £800,000 yesterday with the sale of 10 dresses owned by Diana Princess of Wales. As auctioneer Kerry Taylor described, "Bidders were able to buy a unique slice of British history. We attracted bidders from across the world including Asia, America, Austria, Australia and of course, the U.K., including three important museums, so we are hopeful that now people will actually get to see some of the dresses that belonged to the People's Princess! The top lot, the famous dress she wore when she danced with John Travolta at the White House, made the top price of £240,000. It sold to a British gentleman as a surprise to cheer up his wife. Lucky woman!" Lucky woman indeed. It's probably the best cheer-up gift we've ever heard of! (The Times)
Originally published February 22, 2013:
What price would you put on owning a piece of fashion history? Well. Ten of the most iconic dresses that the late Diane Princess of Wales ever wore are going under the hammer at the Kerry Taylor auction house on March 19.
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The gowns by Catherine Walker, Zandra Rhodes, Belleville Sassoon and Bruce Oldfield, to name a few, originate from the early phase of the late princess’ style evolution. In fact, the velvet Victor Edelstein dress she wore to dance with John Travolta, at a 1985 White House State dinner, is part of the sale.
A Mrs Maureen Rorech Dunkel, who toured the world with them to raise money for charity, bought the dresses the first time around. Something we are sure the princess would have approved of. Now, it is someone else’s turn. They’ll have to have deep pockets though, as estimates are between £20,000 and £200,000. Still, the catalogue itself is a mere fiver. Much more our price range! (Vogue.co.uk)
PrincessDiana Photo: Via BBC
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