Several of Princess Diana’s most stunning gowns are being prepared over the weekend for the auctioner’s block next week in London, England.
Auctioneer Kerry Taylor is busy displaying ten of Prince William’s late mother Princess Diana’s gorgeous gowns for an auction that has been aptly named the “Fit For a Princess” auction.
The auction includes gowns such as the Catherine Walker black velvet and beaded evening gown worn for a Mario Testino shoot for Vanity Fair at Kensington Palace in 1997.
However, Taylor says that Princess Diana “knew how to dress and the midnight-blue gown is one of her most memorable.” She is of course referring to the Victor Edelstein gown that was worn for a State dinner at the White House when Diana made history dancing with actor John Travolta in November 1985.
Victor Edelstein also has a lovely bottle green velvet evening gown in this collection that Diana wore during private functions at home.
Other Catherine Walker gowns featured at the Fit For a Princess auction include the Mughal inspired peach evening gown made for Princess Diana’s state visit to India in February 1992, the sea green evening gown that was worn for a State visit to Austria in 1989, the pink sequined ivory crepe gown with asymmetric neckline that was worn at the banquet given by President Collor on a state visit to Brazil in 1991, the burgundy crushed velvet evening gown with bow used in a State visit to Australia 1985 and the burgundy embroidered gown worn for a state visit to Korera in 1992.
There’s also an elegant Bruce Oldfield black velvet gown worn for a Lord Snowdon Portrait 1985.
One cannot help but wonder if any of Princess Diana’s clothes are being kept for use by William’s wife Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge…
The 10-dress lot is expected to fetch nearly £1million on Tuesday March 19, 2013 at Kerry Taylor Auctions in London.
Here’s a sneak peek at some of these stunning gowns in my slideshow…