Princess Diana’s dress sold at record auction for £900,000 – A black ballerina-length velvet evening dress worn by the late Princess Diana, Princess of Wales has broken records at auction selling for a whopping $1,143,000, 11 times higher than its estimate.

The dress was sold at Julien’s Auctions in Hollywood for a total of $1,148,080 (£904,262), breaking a new fashion record as the most expensive dress, worn by Diana and sold at auction.

The gown was sold in 19 bids and was originally listed for $100,000 – $200,000. The then-Princess of Wales wore the blue and black star-spangled dress, designed by Moroccan British designer Jacques Azagury, on at least two formal occasions, first while on a tour of Italy with then-Prince Charles to a dinner given by the Mayor of Florence in April 1985.

Diana wore the dress again the next year to a performance by the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra at the Orpheum Theatre in Vancouver, Canada.

Previously, the most expensive dress worn by the late Princess of Wales and sold at auction was a 1991 velvet gown by Victor Edelstein which sold for $604,800 (£476,437) in January.


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