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Blue Velvet Gown Princess Diana Wore To Dance With John Travolta In 1985 Up For Sale

The Victor Edelstein Blue Velvet Gown Had Previously Been Auctioned By Diana Herself In June 1997 Just Two Months Before Her Death For £100,000 To Raise Funds For Aids Charities.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Chanshimla Varah | Updated on: 18 Nov 2019, 04:16:26 PM
Princess Diana’s 1985 Blue Velvet Gown Up For Sale

Princess Diana’s 1985 Blue Velvet Gown Up For Sale (Photo Credit: Twitter)

New Delhi:

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.

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First Published : 18 Nov 2019, 03:43:32 PM