One of Princess Diana’s ‘most favorite dresses’ at upcoming auction
A strapless purple velvet gown worn by Princess Diana is expected to fetch between $80,000 and $120,000 when it goes up for auction later this month at Sotheby’s New York.
Designed by company couturier Victor Edelstein for his Autumn 1989 collection, it was worn by the Princess of Wales in a royal portrait alongside King Charles in 1991. It features a stiffened tulip skirt, augmented with three paste buttons. the back.
“This dress… is one of the most famous dresses. Also, one of them [Diana’s] favorite dresses she’s ever had,” said Cynthia Houlton, global head of fashion and accessories at Sotheby’s. “He was famously photographed in 1997 by Mario Testino as featured in ‘Vanity Fair’.”
In his interview, Houlton acknowledged how increased attention for the British Royal Family during Prince Harry’s media tour can only help sales.
Diana’s ballgown will feature in Sotheby’s New York’s upcoming auction, “The One”, which brings together a variety of objects from ancient times to the worlds of fashion and entertainment today.
“We are essentially looking for excellence in craftsmanship, in human effort or in achievement,” said Sotheby’s vice president, responsible for streetwear and modern collectives, Brahm Wachter, describing the collection.
The live auction will take place in New York on January 27. (Reuters)