SEE: Princess Diana dress sells for R21-million

SEE: Princess Diana dress sells for R21-million

Dressing like a Princess doesn't come cheap.

Princess Diana
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Of course, the new owner of the dress is not likely to wear it and is presumably a collector.

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Many of the late Princess of Wales' clothing, including many iconic dresses, have been sold in auctions over the years but this Jacques Azagury piece has gone for a record-breaking price.

The dress was sold at Julien's Auctions, held in collaboration with Turner Classic Movies, and the four-day event was titled, 'Hollywood Legends'.

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Princess Diana wore this specific design while touring Italy in 1985 and to date it is the most expensive of her dresses to sell at auction as it fetched a staggering $1.1-million (R21-million), which is 11 times its estimated worth.

The Princess wore many Azagury creations during her reign, including a crystallised pale blue minidress, but this design had a royal blue organza ballerina skirt as a nod to her love of dance and support for The English National Ballet.

Before finding a new home, the dress was previously on display at Kensington Palace.

Princess Diana record-breaking dress auction

The auction also sold her pink chiffon blouse which she had worn in her engagement portrait for five times the original estimate at $381,000 (R7-million).

Hopefully the royal artefacts will be well-maintained and cherished in their new homes.

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