Even in death, she remains a force to be reckoned with in the fashion world! In the midst of the many controversies and media scrutiny during and after her marriage, the Late Princess of Wales, Princess Diana, continued to be the most photographed royalty and style icon during her time.
19 years after Princess Diana died on the 31st of August 1997, in a car crash in the Pont de l’Alma road tunnel in Paris, some of her dresses have been auctioned at incredible and unbelievable prices.
The purple velvet Bruce Oldfield gown which she wore in Portugal in 1987 was sold for a whooping £56,250 (Over N22million) at an auction in London,even though there were expectations it would fetch up to £70,000.
The tartan dress that Princess Diana wore to the Braemar Highland Games in 1982 was sold for £8,875
A turquoise Catherine Walker dress which Princess Diana wore during the royal couple’s 1983 tour of Australia and New Zealand proved a surprise hit after it was sold for FIVE times more than expected at £5,250 where they were expecting it to be sold for at most£1,000
Princess Diana’s dresses were not the only ones up for sale at the auction.
A feather hat and muff modelled by Hollywood star Audrey Hepburn in Harper’s Bazaar magazine in 1956 also fetched £11,250 while a colourful cotton dress worn by Princess Margaret in the Bahamas in 1967 also went under the hammer and was bought for £1,500.