Monday, May 16, 2011

Dresses of Princess Diana Sell for $2,76,000....

Princess Diana
A pair of dresses sold at a pop culture auction in Beverly Hills for a total of $2,76,000 which worn by Princess Diana, a spokesman for the auction house said on 8th may, Sunday.
Darren Julien, president and CEO of Julien's Auctions said that, “The two dresses have been held in climate-controlled storage since her death in August 1997. Those were auctioned to a prominent museum for $1,44,000 and $1,32,000, respectively.”
Julien also said that, "We did have bidders from all over the world participating, and it's great to have them go to a museum where they are going to be on display and appreciated by the public and  he could not name the museum without permission from officials there.”
Dresses of Princess Diana Sell for $2,76,000
The dress which sold for $1,44,000, was described by the auction house as a black crepe evening gown that Princess Diana wore during a state visit in 1992.
The Princess Diana wore the second dress, which sold for 1,32,000, is silk chiffon and strapless, to the Cannes Film Festival in 1987 as well as in a portrait sitting that year and to a 1989 performance of "Miss Saigon" at Theatre Royal in London.
Julien said that, “The two dresses had been auctioned by Princess Diana for charity three months before her death.”
The owners of WeTV and Wedding Central decided the time was right to auction the two dresses again to coincide with the April 29 wedding of Britain's Prince William to Kate Middleton. He also said, a portion of the proceeds would be donated to one of Princess Diana’s charities.
Princess Diana married Prince Charles on July 29, 1981. She died after a car crash in Paris on August 31, 1997.

Source:, Los Angeles, 9th May’2011

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