After Princess Diana’s iconic ‘Black Sheep’ sweater sold for a record-breaking sum at a recent auction, another piece from her wardrobe has made headlines for fetching over $1.1 Million (that’s nearly INR 10 crores!) at an auction.
A Jacques Azagury dress that was worn by the former Princess for her 1985 visit to Florence, Italy, was sold by Julien’s Auctions for $1,148,080, along with the matching illustration. The evening dress by the Moroccan-British designer was worn by Princess Di once again to the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra in 1986.
“The dress with padded shoulder pads features a black velvet bodice with embroidered stars in metallic thread made from Jakob Schlaepher fabric with a two-tier royal blue organza skirt with a sash and bow. The ballerina skirt was the perfect nod to Diana’s love of dance and her being a patron of The English National Ballet,” read a statement by Julien’s Auction.
The winning bid was 11 times higher than the original estimate of $100,000, setting a new record for being the most expensive dress worn by Diana to ever be auctioned. The identity of the buyer still remains unknown.
The dress was sold as part of a four-day ‘Hollywood Legends’ sale by the auction house in collaboration with Turner Classic Movies.