Diana Travolta Dress
June 24, 2011 by Post Team
Diana Travolta Dress, Designer dresses, once worn by Diana, Princess of Wales, attracted great deals at auction in Toronto on Thursday night. The dark blue dress Diana wore dancing with actor John Travolta at a state dinner 1985 White House was the most sold at 800,000 y.
Waddington had estimated the Victor Edelstein gown designed and could sell as much as 1 million.
“I think that dress and 800,000 and still represents an exponential return of your original purchase price, and I think that within 10 years, people are looking at that price, a bargain,” said Stephen Ranger, vice president of business of the development of Waddington. He said it would take several days to produce a final balance of the 14 dresses sold. An unofficial count based on offers for sale appeared to be everything and 3170000. Other clothing sales price: And 340,000 for a lilac silk dress with embroidered flowers and a bolero jacket designed by Catherine Walker, one of Diana’s favorite designers.
Y 250,000 for a dress of cream silk crepe dinner Walker.
And 210,000 for a black halter neck dress from Walker.
Ranger said different buyers bought the dresses.
“An icon of a truly global style”
The collection, owned by U.S. private investor Maureen Rorech Dunkel Tampa Bay, Florida, has traveled the world in the exhibition entitled the life of an icon of Royal.
Several of the 14 evening dresses in the collection were used for state visits and dinners. There are luxury creations by British designers Bruce Oldfield and Zandra Rhodes.
Dunkel said he chose the clothes that she believed showed the evolution of the fashion sense of Diana.
“They tell us the story of a naive young, you know, who became a princess at the age of 19 years and grew to become a true icon of fashion world, which in large measure to her own eyes”, told CBC News in May, when the dresses were on public display in Toronto.
She paid and 870,000 U.S. for 12 of the dresses in an auction at Christie’s in New York in 1997. Diana died just eight weeks later in a car crash in Paris.
Waddington is donating a portion of the commission of the auction of Toronto National Ballet School of Canada in recognition of Diana’s passion for children and ballet.
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