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Princess Diana's Dresses To Fetch Up To £1 Million At Auction Today

The Victor Edelstein gown could be sold for £300,000


Later today will see the auction of 10 of Diana Princess Of Wales's dresses, which could go for up to £1 million under the hammer.

The late mother of Princes William and Harry was known for her exceptional style, and among the cocktail dresses, ballgowns and formal evening wear will be the iconic Victor Edelstein gown which is up for sale.

Princess Diana wore the frock for her visit to a White House state dinner in in 1985, hosteed by President Ronald Reagan, when she famously danced with John Travolta.

Princess Diana in pink chiffon Catherine Walker sarong-style dress (Wenn)

After that dance, the image of Diana was projected around America with the off-the-shoulder midnight blue velvet dress, with her sapphire and diamond choker.

According to reports, the dress could go for between £200,000 to £300,000 during the auction at specialist vintage fashion auctioneers Kerry Taylor Auctions in London later today.

Princess Diana had previously sold a number of her dresses following her divorce from Prince Charles, at the suggestion of her son Prince William.

The money went to charity after one of the buyers - Maureen Rorech Dunkel bought the 10 dresses as a long-term investment.

Just two months after Diana's death in 1997, Dunkel went on to exhibit the items and raised money for charity.

Now they are being sold by an anonymous seller, and the estimated price of the collection is reported to be £830,000.

""It's probably the last time that these 10 Diana dresses will be seen together because after the auction obviously they'll probably be scattered across the world," auctioneer Kerry Taylor has said.

"In a way it's like a little history of Diana's life through her clothes."

Taylor believes that Diana's dresses reflect her journey from a shy princess to one of the world's top fashion icons.

Check out the dresses here:

Auction preview of Princess Diana's dresses held at Kerry Taylor Auctions - WENN

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