One of Princess Diana’s most iconic dresses is going up for auction. In what became a very memorable moment, the royal wore a navy blue, velvet gown by Victor Edelstein for a visit to the White House in 1985 where she danced with John Travolta – and this famous piece will be available to buy soon.
The princess’ dress is going up for sale with Kerry Taylor Auctions and it is estimated that it will go for around £350,000.
“Victor Edelstein made dresses for Princess Diana over an 11-year period,” the auction house wrote in its description of the garment. “The princess saw this model in his studio in burgundy and requested it be made for her in midnight blue.”
Diana had also worn the dress on several other occasions during her life, eventually asking for it to be auctioned to raise money for AIDS and cancer charities. So, this will not mark the first time that the dress has gone up for auction. In fact, in 1997, the dress broke the record for the amount of money made on a single garment, bringing in around £170,000, beating Travolta’s Saturday Night Fever suit. It was sold again in 2013 in the ‘Fit For A Princess’ auction.
From Harper’s Bazaar UK