Fashion-diva Princess Diana’s gowns to be auctioned in Canada

Princess Diana’s dresses have been quite a rage in auction circles, considering the style icon that she was. Now, some of her “most recognizable dresses” will be auctioned by the Canadian auction house Waddinton’s. The highlights of the auction include a stunning midnight blue dinner dress that Princess Di wore to a State dinner at the White House in Washington in 1985, hosted by American President, Ronald Reagan. Inspired by the Edwardian era, the gown designed by Victor Edelstein in silk and velvet was made specifically for the event.

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Another notable dress that goes under the hammer is a V-necked long dress, set with dark green sequins and a slit right up to the knee. The gown designed by Jacob Schaepfer for the Chelsea Design Company, London, was estimated at a staggering $200,000, which the Princess wore on two occasions, a state function at Vienna in 1986, a film premiere in 1993. Currently owned by Maureen Rorech Dunkel from Florida, the dresses first went under the hammer at a Christie’s in 1997, a mere eight weeks before Lady Diana died.

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