In 1993 on July 8, Diana wore it when she visited the Mudchute Park and Farm on the Isles Of Dogs in London.
Lot 72--I can't
believe this sold for a mere $21,850. It's such a beautiful outfit. The
tunic top is beaded and flows into a long silk skirt. Diana wore it in
1993 to the national Ballet. Currently owned by Ellen Petho. Ms Petho has
agreed to exhibited the 5 gowns she owns on several occasions for charity.
Lot 73--This beautiful gown was designed by Bruce Oldfield and worn by Diana November 1, 1988 to the 2nd Bruce Oldfield Gala held at Grosvenor House. Note the matching velvet shoes above.
In 1987, she wore it on an official visit to Portugal.
Diana later wore it for a British Fashion Event.
It is made of heavy
purple velvet and sold for $26,450. and was purchased by a
Donna Coffin of Oak Forest, Illinois.
Lot 74--Diana wore this gorgeous Burgundy velvet in 1985 for the premiere of Back To The Future. Catherine Walker designed it. Almost as famous as the dress is the pearl necklace Diana wore in the plunging v-styled back. It raised $26,450 at the auction. Owned by Marueen Rorech and currently at Kensington palace..
Lot 75--Victor Edelstein designed this dramatic velvet evening gown with ribbed silk braid trimming for Diana to wear March 6, 1989 to the premiere of Dangerous Laisons, as seen in this picture. She accessorized with long black satin gloves. There is a v-cut in the back of the dress.
In 1991 Diana wore it without gloves for the premiere of Postcards from The Edge. Her accessories then were diamond earrings and 2 gold bracelets.
It was seen again at another film premiere in 1991; Rambling Rose.
Diana donned the dress for the premiere of 1492 . No gloves this time but she added a pearl choker. This was in 1992.
Diana can be seen in
this dress on the cover of LIFE magazine, November 1997. She also wore
it as part of the Vanity fair shoot as seen in VF July 1997. It sold for
Catherine Walker design which first showed up on Diana in 1987 as
a high-necked, almost too fussy design was later altered to a strapless
gown, which is how it looked when sold at the auction. The gown with
its velvet bodice and satin skirt. sold for $24,150. Above is the back
view of Diana getting into a car, before the dress was altered.
Lot 77--In October 1987, Diana first wore wore this Bellville Sassoon. Its black crepe with jeweled straps.
She wore it again in Canada, 1991.
In July 1993, Diana
attended a gala of the Kirov Ballet at the London Coliseum and again chose
this dress. That time she wore strappy high heel shoes with it .It sold
for $23,000 at the auction.
Lot 78--Diana debuted the gown this extravagent creation for The British Fashion Awards in October 1989. Its Creator, Catherine Walker was up for an award but unfortunately didnt win. It was held at the Famed Royal Albert Hall . Diana wore her hair in a tight french twist on that evening.
Now known as The ELVIS gown, it was privately commisioned for Diana's official visit to Hong Kong in November 1989. She wore it for the Hong Kong Cultural centre in Kowloon. Diana accessorized with her Queen mary Tiara on that occasion.Above photo.
At times, Diana wore the strapless gown without the jacket as on a state visit to Hungary May 7, 1990 when she accessorized with her her favorite pearl/sapphire choker.
The gown covered with ivory sequins and bead, was one of the HITS of the auction. Purchased by Franklin Mint, it sold for $151,000. Its available in miniature on a Franklin Mint Porcelain Diana doll.
Lot 79-- Diana danced the night away at the White House in 1984. She partnered,President Reagan and Neil Diamond as well as John Travolta, yet it didnt become known as the Diamond Dress but the Travolta dress.
This long column of midnight blue velvet with its draped effect and large velvet bow adorning the back became an instant hit. With the gorgeous sapphire choker as adornment, Diana shimmered.
Several other times Diana wore this gown, once with the gorgeous diamond and emerald suite which was a gift in 1987 from the OMAN. (This caused a fuss in London when she accepted the gift in 1987)
Then again in February 1987 Diana wore it to the Savoy Hotel without any accompanying necklace at all.
In December 1991,
Diana wore the blue gown sans necklace, with two jeweled bracelets
to the Royal Opera House charity gala The Carnival of Birds . It raised
the highest bid: $222,500 at the auction..
Its available in miniature on a Franklin Mint vinyl Diana doll including the choker or is available as just an outfit but with the Shah Of Oman sapphire necklace.
Then on February 1 , 1989, Diana appeared in New York at the Wintergarten gala dinner
From 1986-1990, Diana posed for a series of 15 portraits by Terence Donovan , in a couple she wore this gown
Purchased also by Kate McEnroe of AMC at $90,500.
This was the final Lot.
(There was no lot 13---a throwback to superstition). According to Mrs Meredith
Etherton-Smith as reported in Royalty Magazine, Diana found it tough to
give some of the dresses away. One dress hovered in and out of the wardrobe
but ultimately Diana figured it would do more good being auctioned.
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