- The iconic midnight-blue gown that Princess Diana wore to dance with John Travolta at the White House in 1985 sells for R4.6 million
- Reports state that it was bought by a 'British institution' after it failed to sell at an earlier auction
- It was reported that the dress was expected to fetch a higher price at the auction house
Late Princess Diana's iconic blue velvet gown, which she wore to dance with Hollywood actor John Travolta at the White House, recently sold forR4.6 million at a post-auction in London.
The iconic dress, a midnight-blue, off-the-shoulder, velvet gown by Victor Edelstein was worn by Diana when she danced with the Hollywood actor during a state banquet at the White House given by US President Ronald Reagan in 1985.
Daily Mail reports that it was bought by a 'British institution' on December 10, after it had failed to sell at an earlier auction. It was reported that the dress was expected to fetch between R4.8 million and R6.7 million at the auction house.
Before the sale, it was reported that the auctioneer, Kerry Taylor, said there had been buyer interest from Britain and the United States, nonetheless, the eventual buyer wanted it to remain in Britain.
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