You Can Snag Princess Diana’s Iconic Catherine Walker Gown (If You've Got $115,000+ to Spare)
A picture may be worth a thousand words, but what does a classic dress worn by a royal go for? That will cost you.
In April of 1986, Princess Diana dazzled in a totally sequined Catherine Walker gown at a gala inside the Vienna Burg Theatre in Austria (above) and later wore the same dress on several high-profile occasions, including London’s Diamond Ball four years later in 1990 (below). Yes, the floor-length, long-sleeved satin dress, which features a slightly risqué slit down the center and ‘80s-appropriate shoulder pads, deserves to be locked up inside a museum, but it can now be yours for a hefty price tag.
The Saleroom is putting the one-of-a-king piece up for auction, and the estimated value ranges between $115,000 and $144,000 (80,000 to 100,000 British pounds). Not head over heels for this dress? The teal wool Emanuel couture coat (below) the monarch wore during a visit to Venice, Italy in 1985 is also available and can be a lucky bidder's new gem for anywhere between $14,000 and $21,000 (10,000 to 15,000 British pounds).
Time to start saving up!