Princess Diana dress fetches over 275,000 dollars in London

8th June 2010, Comments 0 comments

The black taffeta dress worn by Princess Diana at her first official appearance as Prince Charles' fiancee in 1981 was sold Tuesday for 192,000 pounds (276,000 dollars, 232,000 euros).

The dress, which had been estimated to fetch between 30-50,000 pounds, was designed for the then 19-year-old by former couple Elizabeth and David Emanuel, who later created Diana's wedding dress.

Offered for sale by Kerry Taylor Auctions in London in a "Passion for Fashion" auction, it was bought by a fashion museum in Chile.

Diana and Charles married in July 1981, but separated in 1992 and divorced in 1996. She died in a Paris car crash in 1997. Charles went on to marry former girlfriend and mistress Camilla Parker-Bowles.

© 2010 AFP

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