The dress that Princess Diana wore during an official visit to Florence in 1985 with Prince Charles was auctioned this week for an impressive $1,148,080 at an auction organized by Julien’s Auctions in Los Angeles.
The sale of this iconic galactic gown has broken the world record as the most expensive garment ever sold by the Princess of Wales, surpassing even the media-worthy sale of her famous sheep sweater last year.
Princess Diana’s dress auction
The elegant gown, designed by acclaimed Moroccan couturier Jacques Azagury, captivated bidders with its delicate craftsmanship.
The piece features a black velvet bodice with shoulder pads and stars embroidered in metallic thread on a fabric crafted by the prestigious house of Jakob Schlaepher.
The flowing royal blue skirt is made of fine organza, with a sash and ballerina bow at the waist in a nod to Diana’s love of dance.
According to experts, Diana chose this Azagury creation to pay tribute to Italian fashion and craftsmanship during that royal visit in 1985.
The piece has been very well preserved and the blue color remains vivid and bright.
With this stratospheric sale, the closet of the ageless Lady Di proves once again the magnet she continues to hold among collectors and royalty lovers around the world.
What other iconic pieces will soon come up for auction exceeding all expectations?