A striking ballerina-length evening dress that once belonged to the late Princess Diana has achieved a remarkable milestone by selling for an astonishing $1.1 million.
This sale marks a new record for the highest price ever paid for one of Princess Diana’s gowns at an auction, underscoring the enduring allure of the Princess of Wales’s fashion legacy.
The dress, an elegant combination of black and blue, was designed by Jacques Azagury and holds historical significance as Princess Diana wore it for the first time in 1985 during an event in Florence. Subsequently, she showcased the dress again during a visit to Vancouver in 1986, adding to its iconic status.
The sale occurred within the context of the ‘Hollywood Legends’ auction, jointly organized by Julien’s Auctions and Turner Classic Movies.
The winning bid far surpassed the initial estimate for the dress, which was projected to sell within the range of $100,000 to $200,000. The unexpected high demand for this particular piece of Princess Diana’s wardrobe indicates the enduring fascination and value associated with her style.
In addition to the dress, the winning bidder also acquired a matching illustration, possibly adding an extra layer of significance to the purchase.
The inclusion of such details often enhances the collectible nature of such items, particularly when associated with a figure as beloved and iconic as Princess Diana.
This substantial sale not only reflects the ongoing interest in Princess Diana’s fashion choices but also highlights the role of fashion as a form of historical and cultural memorabilia.
The dress, through its journey from Princess Diana’s wardrobe to the auction floor, continues to captivate and resonate with collectors and enthusiasts alike, emphasizing the timeless impact of her style.