Princess Diana’s 1985 Blue Velvet Gown Up For Sale (Photo Credit: Twitter)
Princess Diana’s blue velvet gown which she wore to dance at the White House with John Travolta in 1985 is up for sale for £350,000. The Victor Edelstein blue velvet gown had previously been auctioned by Diana herself In June 1997 two months before her death for £100,000 to raise funds for Aids charities. And now nearly after 25 years, the dress is being sold again with Kerry Taylor Auctions, of London.
Lucy Bishop of Kerry Taylor Auctions, who describes the gown as ‘most iconic’ said: 'This is arguably her most iconic gown, the photos of her being twirled around the dance floor by a handsome John Travolta at the White House caused a sensation at the time, and are still memorable today.
'Royal protocol required her to dress very demurely - however this gown is very evocative of 'old Hollywood glamour', quite low-cut and falling off the shoulders.
'It was a bold and mature choice for such a young princess, and she wowed everyone on the night.
'The estimate reflects Diana's enduring appeal to private collectors and museums internationally.'
Talking about outfits that John Travolta is associated with, Olivia Newton-John’s iconic black outfit from the final scene of the movie “Grease” was also recently sold at auction for more than $400,000.
SOLD for $405,700! The iconic black leather jacket and high-waist pants worn by @olivianj in the final scene from Grease!— Juliens Auctions (@JuliensAuctions) November 3, 2019
Sold in our “Property From The Collection of Olivia Newton-John" auction in Beverly Hills and at https://t.co/ahsXX38A8G! #OliviaNewtonJohn #Auction pic.twitter.com/ZXw61x10V4