The Queen of Style — Princess Diana Memorabilia
Princess Diana Memorabilia
Marrying into the most famous British family is one thing, but becoming a beloved humanitarian and fashion icon is quite another, and Princess Diana traversed those two roles effortlessly — and remains the quintessential royal icon, whose style continues to be followed, mimicked, adored.
Becoming the Princess of Wales also meant becoming a public figure — her wedding, for example, was witnessed by 750 million television viewers as she walked the long corridor of Westminster Abbey in her feted fairytale wedding in 1981.
At http://www.NateDSanders.com, we have sold almost a million dollars worth of Princess Diana memorabilia & autographs since 1997. Here is one recent example:
Sumptuous Velvet Gown Worn Princess Diana in 1985 Originally from the Famous Princess Diana Christie’s Auction
Designed by Victor Edelstein, Lady Di wore this velvet evening gown for private entertaining circa 1985.
With the original “Victor Edelstein / London” label, the gown was designed as a part of his winter 1985 collection. The long-sleeve emerald-colored velvet gown is inspired by the fashion sensibility of 1940’s England. Handmade by Edelstein, who adorned the back and sleeves of the gown with large, faceted beaded black buttons he appropriated from a Victorian-era cape that he reportedly found in a Paris antiques market.
As the Royal who once said “I wear my heart on my sleeve,” it’s a good thing, then, she chose such iconic sleeves to dress herself in as she offered the warmth of her being to the world.
This rare piece of Princess Diana memorabilia sold for $52,417.20.
The below Princess Diana autograph letter signed sold for $1,420. It’s dated 26 June 1992, just a month after the publication of ”Diana: Her True Story” which set off a media maelstrom for the Princess, leading to her separation from Charles later that year.
We have also sold more Princess Diana signed letters, signed Christmas cards and her signed joke cards than anyone.
Up for auction in 2014, we have:
Princess Diana Iconic Dress Worn to a 1987 Benefit In London — Handmade by the Prominent Designer Zandra Rhodes — From the Famous Princess Diana Christie’s Auction
This gorgeous ivory chiffon cocktail dress was worn by Lady Di to a Birthright benefit held at the London Palladium in May of 1987. Custom-made by the British designer, Zandra Rhodes, gown was from Rhodes’ 1985 autumn/winter collection entitled “India Revisited.”
The ivory-colored long-sleeve gown is incredibly intricate and ornate — designed in a “button & bows” pattern, with zig-zag bands to the hem on white silk chiffon, laid over its white silk jersey lining. The entire gown has pink crystals and pearl beads stitched to hemlines and edges, and finally, small pearl quatrefoils are applied to the rear closure all by hand.
This dress is expected to sell for at least $75,000.
As top contender for “world’s most photographed woman”, the clothing she chose to wear then was no daily accident.
We’ve sold a wide range of Princess Diana items over the years, and her items remain a hot commodity around the world and continue to bring in impressive prices realized.