Ten of Princess Diana‘s most iconic looks were auctioned yesterday at the London-based Kerry Taylor house, and the off-the-shoulder midnight blue Victor Edelstein velvet gown, which she once wore to the White House in 1985, went for $360,000, bought by a man looking to cheer his wife, The Daily Beast reports. We love the look for its Edwardian column inspiration, not to mention the way it flared out when John Travolta spun her around the White House’s dance floor. And it’s not the only dress from Diana’s enviable wardrobe we still remember: Click through our gallery to see more of Diana’s 25 most memorable looks.
With a baby on the way for Duchess Catherine and Prince William off saving stranded hikers in Wales, the royal family is always in the spotlight. And while she may be gone, Princess Diana is never forgotten: she’s one of the most well-known style icons of all time, and a collection of her most iconic dresses will soon be auctioned off by London auction house Kerry Taylor. Included in the auction are these four pieces above—from left, the sequin-covered Catherine Walker (1989), a plunging black velvet gown by Bruce Oldfield (1985), the one-shoulder ivory crepe gown with pink sequin appliques by Catherine Walker (1991), and this off-the-shoulder midnight blue Victor Edelstein velvet gown (1985), where she unforgettably twirled on the dance floor with actor John Travolta. The dresses are expected to fetch anywhere between $45,000 to $400,000—all to own a piece of princess history. Click here to see the rest of the dresses up for auction, and check out the Today show’s video highlighting more of the designer details.
Plus, see more of Diana’s most iconic style moments!
It’s no secret that Princess Diana is one of the most famous style icons in history, and now London’s fashionable set will have an opportunity to own a piece of her legacy. On March 19, Kerry Taylor Auctions will open bidding on 10 pieces from Diana’s collection, including this white silk chiffon Zandra Rhodes cocktail dress, which the Princess wore to the Birthright benefit at the London Palladium in May 1987. The piece includes delicate pink crystals and white pearlized beads on each edge, with bidding expected to fetch up to $61,000. Visit kerrytaylorauctions.com to see the entire lookbook and learn more about each iconic dress being auctioned.
Plus, see how Diana’s style influenced Kate’s!
Before Kate Middleton dazzled the world with her fashion sense, Princess Diana wowed us all with her impeccable style. Diana’s enviable Versace skirt suits, gorgeous gowns and fabulous fascinators inspired us all, and it seems like Kate has been taking cues from her late mother-in-law’s perfected princess style. From a strikingly similar engagement photo to their same diamond sparkler, there are some serious fashion double takes! Click through the gallery to see all of Kate and Diana’s similar looks.
With Lindsay Lohan’s debut as Elizabeth Taylor in Lifetime’s Liz & Dick last night, the TV movie about Taylor’s love affair with actor Richard Burton, it got us thinking about other actresses who played icons on screen. Jennifer Love Hewitt played Audrey Hepburn in the TV movie The Audrey Hepburn Story in 2000, while Michelle Williams channeled her inner Norma Jeane in My Week With Marilyn last year. Soon, Naomi Watts and Nicole Kidman will be adding regal titles to their resumes with Watts filming her role as Princess Diana in Caught in Flight and Kidman playing Grace Kelly in Grace of Monaco. So, with all of these actress-to-icon portrayals, we want to know—whose reenactment is most on-point? Cast your vote on InStyle’s Facebook page now!
While today marks 15 years since Princess Diana left us, her influence remains. In the style arena, especially, her looks are simply unforgettable. From this pearl-encrusted Catherine Walker bolero gown to her fitted skirt suits, click through the gallery to see her most memorable looks. Make sure you have this playing in the background, too.
Chopard was just announced as the official jeweler for Diana, the forthcoming biopic starring Naomi Watts as the late Princess of Wales. And, judging by this first glamorous still, it looks like the famed jewelry house made sure to recreate Diana’s sparklers just so—including these 20-carat sapphire earrings set in white gold surrounded by 28 diamonds, a near-match to those often seen on Diana and the obvious complement to her famous engagement ring (which is now worn by her son’s wife, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge). We’ve spotted Kate in Diana’s blue studs, too, though the new royal chooses to wear hers as drops. We can’t wait to see more royal jewels from the set!
Plus, see our favorite movie princesses.
Naomi Watts is taking on a royal role! The actress was just photographed dressed as Princess Diana on the set of Caught in Flight, a drama about the last two years of the Princess of Wales’s life. Watts certainly looked the part in a short layered blond hairstyle and the princess’s signature pearls. “It is such an honor to be able to play this iconic role,” Watts said in a statementin February. “Princess Diana was loved across the world and I look forward to rising to the challenge of playing her on screen.” Tell us, what do you think of the actress’s royal transformation?
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