Iconic dress Princess Diana wore to dance with John Travolta up for auctionNovember 19, 2019
One of Princess Diana’s most memorable looks is heading to auction.
The late royal’s midnight blue Victor Edelstein evening gown is to be sold for auction, with Kerry Taylor Auctions estimating the dress could go for £350,000 ($453,800). Diana famously wore the gown to a 1985 state dinner at the White House with then-President Ronald Reagan, where she danced with “Grease” actor John Travolta.
The off-the-shoulder velvet gown was paired with a sapphire, diamond and pearl choker necklace and sapphire and diamond earrings.
“Victor Edelstein made dresses for Princess Diana over an eleven-year period,” the auction house writes in its description of the garment. “The Princess saw this model in his studio in burgundy and requested it be made for her in midnight blue.”
In this Nov. 9, 1985 photo , actor John Travolta dances with Princess Diana at a White House dinner in Washington. (Photo: AP)
Princess Di wore the dress on several other occasions, including during a state visit to Austria. The royal, while she was still alive, designated the dress to be auctioned to benefit AIDS and cancer charities.
The gown previously sold for $222,500 in the 1997 Christie’s auction, breaking a previous record of $145,000 for a garment, ironically, that Travolta wore in “Saturday Night Fever.”
The princess’s gown was on display at the exhibition “Diana: Her Fashion Story” in 2018.
A Victor Edelstein dress in midnight blue silk velvet, worn by Diana Princess of Wales at a State Dinner at the White House in 1985, on display during a media preview of an exhibition of 25 dresses and outfits worn by Diana, Princess of Wales entitled "Diana: Her Fashion Story" at Kensington Palace in London, Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant) ORG XMIT: XAG101 (Photo: Alastair Grant, AP)
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