Princess Diana's iconic gown that she wore while dancing with John Travolta at White House is on sale starting $450,000
The dress is being auctioned again by Kerry Taylor Auctions who describe the dress as "one of her most iconic dresses." Pre-sale price of the dress is £350,000 ($450,000)
Princess Diana wowed everyone when she wore the blue velvet evening gown on her visit to the White House in 1985. She danced there with actor John Travolta, and the moment and the gown went down in history. Now the iconic gown is soon going to go on sale for £350,000.
The gown not only complemented Diana but also allowed her to embrace the elegant and classy lady that she was.
It could be said that Diana loved the dress so much that she wore it on three other occasions, as reported by Daily Mail. She wore it for a state visit to Austria in 1986, to the Royal Opera House in 1991, as well as while sitting for her portrait by Lord Snowden in 1997.
However, in June 1997, Diana decided to auction the dress to raise money for Aids charity. She raised £420,000 by selling the gown. The dress is being auctioned again by Kerry Taylor Auctions who describe the dress as "one of her most iconic dresses." According to them, the pre-sale price of the dress is £350,000.
Lucy Bishop, of Kerry Taylor Auctions, 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."
She further added, "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."
Diana fell in love with the dress the second she entered Victor Edelstein's showroom. Edelstein made gowns for Diana for 11 years. It is believed that when Diana laid her eyes on the dress she felt that she had to have it. While the dress was originally in burgundy, Diana requested for it to be made in midnight blue. Undoubtedly, Diana loved the way the gown looked on her and before she could realize it, the dress had become iconic.