Thursday, 10 June 2010

That "daring" Princess Diana Dress Sold for 190k

A gorgeous black taffeta design as worn by the late Princess Diana on her first public appearance as Prince Charles' fiancee went under the hammer.
The dress was a favourite of Diana's and as the run up to the royal wedding came closer she lost weight and handed the dress over for alterations.
The Auctioneer said of Emanuals where the dress was made "The alterations required were so drastic that they decided it would be easier to re-make a smaller version for her. They kept the original and forgot about it only re-discovering it quite recently."
Chilean fashion museum FundaciĆ³n Museo De La Moda was the winning bidder at a hefty £192'000 price tag but the founder Jorge Yarur has promised to return the item to Kensington Palace upon his death.

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