Everyone wants a piece of Princess Diana’s style!
The People’s Princess was known for her rule-bending fashion sense, and was often spotted in outfits way ahead of the latest trends. On Monday (June 17), some lucky fans were able to get their hands on a few items from Diana’s very own closet.
Kerry Taylor Auctions listed three of the princess’s most iconic daytime outfits, which raked in around $400,000 – nearly three times what was predicted, according to the Daily Mail.
“Diana’s day wear is much rarer than her evening wear, which she auctioned a huge tranche off in the late 1990s,” Kerry explained to the publication. “Day wear dresses she wore for more formal functions she either gave to friends or charity shops, so they have mostly disappeared. These were very well documented outfits and one of a king as they were made specifically for her.”
Most of the outfits sold were custom made just for Diana. The first one was a red wool skirt suit, crafted by Jasper Conran. She wore it a few times, but one of the most notable occasions was when she christened the “Royal Princess” cruise liner in November 1984, according to Town & Country.
The second look – a peach-and-white polka-dot dress – was created by Catherine Walker, one of Princess Diana’s favourite designers. The late Princess of Wales donned the chic and summery number during a 1988 state visit from Kenan Evran, who was then the President of Turkey.
The final look auctioned off was of a nautical theme designed by Elizabeth Emanuel, who co-created Diana’s wedding gown. The number is blue-and-white striped dress with a matching silk frock underneath, which Diana wore during a royal tour in Bahrain in 1986.