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    Princess Diana’s Gowns Sell for $1.2M

    A staff member poses with a Victor Edelstein evening gown (C) worn by Britain's Princess Diana for the State Dinner at the White House in 1985, when Princess Diana danced with John Travolta, at the Kerry Taylor Auction house in south London on March 15, 2013 ahead of a sale of ten dresses that belonged to the Princess.  The gown is expected to sell for between 200,000 - 300,000 GBP (303,000 - 455,000 USD) in the auction taking place on March 19, 2013. AFP PHOTO / LEON NEAL

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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.

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