Princess Diana’s scarlet Bruce Oldfield gown goes up for auction in Beverley Hills – with bidding already at $25,000
Princess Diana’s scarlet Bruce Oldfield dress goes up for auction in Beverley Hills — with bid already $25,000
A historic gown worn by Princess Diana is up for auction, with the highest bid currently at $25,000. The iconic scarlet silk dress, designed by Bruce Oldfield for Diana in the 1980s, is on sale at Julien’s auction house in Beverly Hills. The late royal wore the dress several times: twice in 1989 and once on November 18, 1991, at the world premiere of Hot Shots in London, as reported by Julien’s. The mother of two has long been associated with esteemed British designer Bruce Oldfield, 73, whose patrons include Queen Camilla and Sophie, Duchess of Edinburgh.
While the highest bid is currently $25,000, the jacquard dress is estimated to fetch between $200,000 and $400,000. In the post, Julien wrote, “Bid now on this historic Bruce Oldfield dress; owned and worn by the late Princess Diana. Princess Diana’s scarlet metallic jacquard chiffon dress, designed by Bruce Oldfield, was worn several times, twice in 1989 and once on November 18, 1991, at the world premiere of Hot Shots in London.”
Known for high-profile auctions in a variety of fields, Julien’s Auction House is currently offering several Princess Diana items, including an unpublished letter expressing her concerns about her upcoming life as a bachelor following Prince Charles’s divorce. The letter, addressed to the president of the Royal New Zealand Foundation for The Blind, will be auctioned next month in Beverly Hills. In it, Diana cited her “personal circumstances, particularly my marriage to the Prince of Wales,” as the reason for stepping down from her charitable role. She explained her inability to fully commit due to the need to reorganize her life.
She explained: “As you know my personal circumstances, particularly my marriage to the Prince of Wales, have been the subject of detailed conjecture over the past few months, and this will shortly be formalized in the normal legal manner. Although I look to the future with hope, I do so with some trepidation, as there are a number of issues I will have to resolve.’ Diana continued: ‘As I try to reorganize my life it will not be possible for me to provide you with the right level of commitment and I think there may be someone else better suited to support you in everything you do .’ The letter was dated July 15, 1996, the month before Charles and Diana formally separated on August 28, 1996. Read the full story: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-12455911/Princess-Dianas- Bruce-Oldfield-dress-auction.html?ito=msngallery
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