Princess Diana’s dresses up for auction
Luxe velvet and bejeweled evening gowns worn by the late Princess of Wales will be auctioned off in London next month. The iconic pieces include designs by Catherine Walker, a favorite of Diana’s, and many worn in famous photographs.
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
Thursday, February 21, 2013, 12:26 PM
Actor John Travola and Princess Diana dance at a White House Dinner in 1985.
The dazzling, inky blue gown Princess Diana wore when she twirled across the White House dance floor with John Travolta in 1985 is now up for sale.
Nine other iconic dresses worn by the late Princess of Wales will be auctioned off in London on March 19.
Kerry Taylor Auctions
The midnight blue gown by Victor Edelstein that Princess Diana wore for the famous dance. It could sell for between £200,000 and £300,000 (roughly $305,000 and $455,000), according to the auction house.
Several Catherine Walker designs are included in the lot, including the beaded, black velvet gown Diana wore for a 1997 Vanity Fair photo-shoot, and the sea green, sequined number she wore for the State visit to Austria in 1989.
Left: A Catherine Walker gown worn for a Vanity Fair photoshoot at Kensington Palace in 1997. Center: A velvet Catherine Walker gown worn for a State visit to Austria. Right: A velvet Bruce Oldfield dress worn for an official portrait in 1985.
The collection of iconic pieces was sold once before in New York in 1997, months before the princess’ tragic car crash death in Paris.
Left: A velvet Catherine Walker gown worn for a State visit to Korea in 1992. Center: A sequined Catherine Walker dress won during a State visit to Brazil in 1991. Right: A velvet Victor Edelstein gown worn in 1985.
Kelly Taylor Auctions expects each item in the “Fit for a Princess” collection to go for between $35,000 and $350,000.