Have you ever wished for a closet fit for a princess? Well, you may have just missed a major chance. Why? Three of Princess Diana’s outfits hit the auction block this past Monday.
According to Us Weekly, the three historic looks sold for nearly $300,000, which was almost triple the anticipated amount. That’s because unlike the late princess’s evening wear that’s made the auction rounds since the ’90s, her daywear is much more rare.
As auction house owner Kerry Taylor told the Daily Mail, “Daywear dresses she wore for more formal functions she either gave to friends or charity shops, so they have mostly disappeared. These were very well documented outfits and one of a kind as they were made specifically for her.”
So what was up for bid? The first ensemble was a peach Catherine Walker double-breasted polka-dot coatdress. Princess Di most notably wore this during the President of the Republic of Turkey’s state visit in 1988.