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Some of Princess Diana’s dresses were sold at auction in a collection called Fit For a Princess, with 10 dresses being sold for £862,800, or over $1 million.
Among the dresses are a velvet, beaded gown that she wore for a Vanity Fair photoshoot with photographer Mario Testino in 1997, the blue Victor Edelstein gown she wore when she danced with John Travolta at the White House state dinner in 1985 and a Bruce Oldfield dress she wore to pose for an official portrait by Lord Snowdon in 1985.
According to The Wall Street Journal, other dresses include the one she wore to the Birthright benefit concert in 1987, a Catherine Walker pink sequined dress she wore to a visit to Brazil in 1991 and more.
London Auctioneer Kerry Taylor said of the dress the late Princess Diana wore to dance with Travolta, "It was bought by a British gentleman who said he wanted to buy it as a surprise to cheer up his wife. I hope that the sale has really made someone's day,” The Mirror reports.
The dresses were sold by Diana herself before she died, to try and raise money for charity after she divorced Prince Charles.
Taylor continued, "It's important for the generations to come. Diana was the people's princess, so the people should be able to see these dresses. This is our heritage, our history."