Princess Diana's dresses fetch over 850,000 pounds at auction
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A collection of Princess Diana's most memorable evening gowns, including one she wore to a White House dinner where she danced with John Travolta and another that she used during her state visit to India in 1992, fetched nearly 863,000 pounds at an auction here.
The dress worn by Princess Diana when she danced with John Travolta at a White House state dinner was sold at an auction here for a whopping 240,000 pounds to an anonymous bidder.
The off-the-shoulder, midnight blue velvet gown, designed by Victor Edelstein, captivated the public when the late princess was pictured wearing it as she was twirled around the dance floor by the Hollywood star during a visit to the US in 1985.
While, a Catherine Walker Mughal-inspired embroidered pink silk evening gown and bolero which was made for Diana's a state visit to India in 1992 was sold for 66,000 pounds. It was on this trip that the famous photograph of the princess sitting alone outside the Taj Mahal was taken.
The dress she wore while dancing with Travolta was the star lot in a sale of 10 of Diana's dresses at vintage fashion auctioneers Kerry Taylor Auctions in London.
"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," Auctioneer Kerry Taylor said.
The collection, Fit For a Princess, raised 862,800 pounds. Taylor described the dresses as "a little history of Diana's life through her clothes".
The dresses were originally sold, along with a number of others, by Diana after her divorce from the Prince of Wales to raise money for charity, at the suggestion of Prince William.
American Maureen Rorech Dunkel, from the US, 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.
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