In London today on the 3rd of December 2013, Kerry Taylor Auction House is auctioning the famous ball gown once adorned by Princess Diana.
Princess Diana was spotted many times wearing this ball gown, which is the creation of David and Elizabeth Emanuel who were Lady Diana’s favourite designers, and the gown was also inspired by Diaghilev’s Ballets Russes. The shimmery white ball gown is embellished with gold sequins, crystals and pearl beads. The dress, which comes with a petticoat, removable sleeve panels and a matching headband, first caught her eye at a Red Cross benefit fashion show in the year 1986.
This ball gown is undoubtedly one of her favourite dresses as she wore it to a number of public events, including a state visit to see Richard von Weizsaker, the then-President of the Federal Republic of Germany, a performance at the Royal Opera House and also at the premiere of the James Bond film, “The Living Daylights”.
The auction house owner, Kerry Taylor said, “This dress was a real favourite of hers. It’s the kind of dress that a little girl sitting down at school will draw when she’s asked draw a princess.”
This memorable ball gown is expected to fetch up to £80,000 at the auction.