Princess Diana Dress
In a stunning auction result, an evening dress worn by the late Princess Diana has fetched a remarkable $1.1 million, breaking the record price for one of her gowns at Julien’s Auctions in Los Angeles. The black and blue ballerina-length evening dress, designed by Jacques Azagury, was initially estimated to sell for $100,000 – $200,000.
Princess Diana first wore the dress in Florence in 1985 and was later photographed in it during a visit to Vancouver in 1986. The gown, accompanied by a matching illustration, was eventually sold for $1,148,080, marking a new world record for the most expensive dress worn by Princess Diana at auction. The previous record was $604,800.
The dress features a long black velvet bodice adorned with blue stars and a two-tier blue organza skirt with a sash and bow. The auction, titled “Hollywood Legends,” was a four-day event organized by Julien’s Auctions and Turner Classic Movies (TCM), offering a range of memorabilia.
Another notable item from the auction was a pink chiffon blouse worn by Princess Diana for her 1981 engagement portrait to then-Prince Charles, captured by Lord Snowdon. Designed by David and Elizabeth Emanuel, the same designers behind Diana’s wedding dress, the blouse fetched $381,000, surpassing its estimate of $80,000 – $100,000.
The success of these Princess Diana items in the auction underscores the enduring fascination and value associated with memorabilia from one of the most iconic figures in modern history, highlighting the continued resonance of her style and impact even decades after her passing.