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Diana's Dresses Sell for £800,000 at Auction

Post  Panda on Tue 19 Mar - 20:55

Diana's Dresses Sell At Auction For £800,000


The dress that Princess Diana wowed the world with when she
danced with John Travolta sells for £204,000.



7:31pm UK,
Tuesday 19 March 2013

Princess Diana dances with John Travolta in
1985






  • Two Catherine Walker dresses, left and right, with a Victor Edelstein gown,
    worn for her dance with John Travolta, in the centre.

    1 of 8


  • The Catherine Walker burgundy crushed velvet evening gown worn on a state
    visit to Australia in 1985. Sold for £108,000.

    2 of 8


  • The Catherine Walker sea green evening gown worn for a state visit to Austria
    in 1989. Sold for £90,000.

    3 of 8


  • Victor Edelstein bottle green velvet evening gown. Sold for £24,000.

    4 of 8


  • A Catherine Walker pink sequined ivory gown with asymmetric neckline, worn at
    the banquet given by President Collor on state visit to Brazil in 1991. Sold for
    £78,000.

    5 of 8


  • A Victor Edelstein evening gown worn by Diana for the state dinner at the
    White House in 1985, when she danced with John Travolta. Sold for £240,000.

    6 of 8


  • Dress made for the state visit to India in February 1992. Sold for
    £66,000.

    7 of 8


  • Burgundy sheath worn for a state visit to Korea in 1992. Sold for
    £50,400.

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  • The dress in which Princess Diana danced with John Travolta at a
    White House state dinner has sold at auction for £240,000.

    The Victor Edelstein, off-the-shoulder design, in midnight blue velvet was
    successfully snared by an anonymous bidder who said he wanted to surprise his
    wife.

    The Princess of Wales wowed both the British and US public when she was
    pictured being twirled around the dancefloor by the Hollywood star during the
    1985 US visit.

    Auctioneer Kerry Taylor said: "It was bought by a British gentleman who said
    he wanted to buy it as a surprise to cheer up his wife. I hope that the sale has
    really made someone's day."
    One of the gown's was made for Diana's
    "lonely" 1992 trip to India
    The dress was one of 10 of Diana's dresses on sale as part of the Fit For A
    Princess collection at the vintage fashion auctioneers Kerry Taylor Auctions in
    London.

    The garments were originally sold, along with a number of others, by Diana
    herself following her divorce from the Prince of Wales to raise money for
    charity at the suggestion of Prince William.

    American Maureen Rorech Dunkel initially bought the dresses as a long-term
    investment, but after Diana's death in 1997 she decided to exhibit them to raise
    money for good causes.

    The collection, described as "a little history of Diana’s life through her
    clothes", reached a total of £862,800.

    The other dresses that sold were:

    :: A black velvet and beaded Catherine Walker evening gown,
    in which Diana was photographed by Mario Testino for a Vanity Fair photoshoot at
    Kensington Palace a few months before her death, sold for £108,000.

    :: A Catherine Walker dress, a burgundy crushed velvet
    evening gown worn for a state visit to Australia in 1985 sold for £108,000.

    :: A Catherine Walker embroidered pink silk evening gown and
    bolero which was made for Diana and Prince Charles's state visit to India in
    1992 was sold for £66,000.
    This Catherine Walker dress sold for
    £108,000
    :: A Catherine Walker burgundy velvet gown with embroidered
    tailcoat worn during a state visit to Korea in 1992 sold for £50,400.

    :: A Bruce Oldfield black velvet evening gown, worn for an
    official portrait by Lord Snowdon in 1985, sold for £50,400 to a British
    museum.

    :: A pink sequinned crepe dress by Catherine Walker, worn on
    a state visit to Brazil in 1991, sold for £78,000 to the same museum.

    :: A sequinned sea-green Catherine Walker evening gown, worn
    for a state visit to Austria in 1989, sold for £90,000 to an Austrian
    bidder.

    :: A white chiffon cocktail dress by Zandra Rhodes, worn to
    the Birthright benefit event at the London Palladium in 1987, was sold for
    £48,000.

    :: A bottle green Victor Edelstein dress, which Diana wore
    for private entertaining was sold for £24,000.

    Miss Taylor said: "Diana was the people's princess, so the people should be
    able to see these dresses. This is our heritage, our history

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Re: Diana's Dresses Sell for £800,000 at Auction

Post  wjk on Tue 19 Mar - 21:20

Theres some gorgeous dresses there.
I thought she always looked lovely.

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