Royal Duds

Princess Diana’s Gowns Sell for $1.2M

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How much would you pay to own a princess’s wardrobe? Ten dresses belonging to the late Princess Diana went on sale today at London’s Kerry Taylor Auctions and raked in more than $1.2 million. Among the dresses was the velvet, midnight-blue Victor Edelstein gown Diana famously wore while dancing with John Travolta at the White House in 1985, which sold for $362,470. The gowns were originally sold at a charity auction in New York shortly before Diana was killed in a car crash in August 1997. Buyers came from all around the world, including three “important” museums. “We are hopeful that now people will actually get to see some of the dresses that belonged to the ‘People’s Princess,’” auctioneer Taylor said.