Princess Diana Look Auctioned: She made so many memorable fashion statements that it’s difficult to keep track of them all, but one in particular recently set a huge record. Julien’s Auctions revealed over the weekend that the ballerina-length Jacques Azagury evening gown that Princess Diana was wearing had brought in $1,148,080.The late Princess of Wales donned the ensemble twice: once when visiting Florence, Italy in 1985, and again when visiting the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra in Canada a year later. The outfit, designed by Moroccan-British fashion designer Azagury, had a purple skirt and a black drop-waist bodice decorated with black beads. The lot also included a sketch of the clothing. People claims that the winning price is eleven times higher than Julien’s first $100,000 estimate.
Princess Diana Look Auctioned
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“The dress with padded shoulder pads features a two-tier royal blue organza skirt with a sash and bow, and a black velvet bodice with embroidered stars in metallic thread made from Jakob Schlaepher fabric,” according to Julien’s Auctions. The ballerina skirt was the ideal tribute to Diana’s passion for dance and her role as an English National Ballet supporter.”
According to People, the latest transaction “shatters” the previous record for the most costly Princess Diana dress to be sold at auction. Victor Edelstein sold a purple evening gown earlier this year for $604,800.
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Diana’s blush-pink chiffon Emanuels blouse, which was included in her engagement photo, was sold for $381,000. The purple-and-black outfit was also included in the auction.
Five Azagury gowns that were exactly like the ones Diana wore were recently sold to a private collector in Los Angeles, according to People.
At the time of the sale, the designer stated to the publication, “The entire collection means a lot to me, and the only reason I am selling them is because as of five weeks ago, I retired.” “I really wanted people to keep enjoying these iconic dresses and ideally to keep the whole collection together.”
Additionally, he mentioned Diana’s “always very excited by fashion, and she knew she would please so many people who were waiting in line or watching her on television, or just waiting for her to come out in the next dress.” She took her time selecting the perfect shoes and jewelry, making sure everything was perfect.”