Princess Dianas dress auction

Princess Diana was one of the most iconic and photographed women of the late 20th century, and so an auction of some of her most memorable dresses was bound to cause some interest.

Probably the most famous dress in this collection was the midnight-blue evening gown by Victor Edelstein which she wore to dance to John Travolta at a State dinner at the White House in 1985. At the auction yesterday the Edelstein dress was bought by a British man who had never bought a dress at auction before but wanted to buy it as a surprise to cheer up his wife.

If some kind benefactor were to gift you one of these dresses, which would you choose? I think I’d go for the bottle green 40s-inspired dress by Victor Edelstein…

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All images are from the auction catalogue from Kerry Taylor Auctions