Princess Diana's wedding dress still attracts millions
As we start to come down from the headiness that was the Royal Wedding, the wedding dress to capture the world's attention up until April this year belonged to Princess Diana. So I am not surprised to learn that her wedding dress, which is 30 years old, still draws millions of visitors across the world.
Currently on display in Toronto, the dress with the 25ft train, travels the world as part of the exhibit, Diana: A Celebration, which has raised over £1 million for charity. Curators Nick Grossmark and Graeme Murton are the only two people allowed to touch the dress.
"It is simply magnificent, and the most famous dress ever. At the wedding it was seen by almost a million people. It is a fairytale fantasy, a typical princess's wedding gown. It's like something out of Walt Disney," Grossmark said.
Now a pair of dresses also once worn by Diana have gone under the hammer in Beverly Hills. Together the dresses are believed to have reached an estimated $276,000.
The first piece is a black crepe evening gown worn by Diana in 1992, it has sold for $144,000. The second dress, which was sold for $132,000, is a Catherine Walker pale blue strapless silk chiffon gown which Diana wore several times including to the 1987 Cannes Film Festival.