Eligible princes in the royal family are growing scarce, but at least princess hopefuls can still buy into the royal wardrobe. Fourteen gowns from Princess Diana’s collection go up for auction at Waddington’s in Toronto on June 23.
Pieces include three dresses from a 1997 Mario Testino Vanity Fair photo shoot, a black v-neck dress from her official 1997 portrait, and the midnight blue Victor Edelstein she wore while dancing with John Travolta at the White House in 1985.
Diana donated these dresses, along with 65 others, to a charity auction only eight weeks before she died. Tampa Bay’s Maureen Rorech Dunkel bought the 14 dresses for US$870,000. They’re expected to sell at auction for six million. The bidding for the dress from that famous dance alone is expected to reach one million, proving how far a little movie-star magic can go.