Princess Diana’s Gown Sets World Record

Princess Diana’s Jacques Azagury 1985 ballerina-length gown sold for $1.14 million, setting a new record for the most expensive dress worn by Princess Diana sold at auction.

January 26, 2024

Princess Diana’s 1985 Jacques Azagury gown made history on December 17th at the Julien’s Auctions and Turner Classic Movies’ (TCM) Hollywood Legends sale.

Worn by the princess in Florence, Italy on April 23, 1985, the ballerina-length gown adorned with celestial motifs fetched an astonishing $1,148,080, smashing its original estimate and setting a new world record for the most expensive dress worn by Princess Diana at auction—surpassing the previous $604,800 record.

A 1985 creation by designer Jacques Azagury, the gown radiates elegance and sophistication, embodying Princess Diana’s timeless style. The celestial gown, adorned with symbols inspired by the heavens, blends regality with modernity—a testament to Princess Diana’s enduring influence on global fashion.

The auction drew global collectors and fashion enthusiasts alike, witnessing an intense bidding war that underscored the gown’s historical significance.

The final hammer price of $1,148,080 reflects the gown’s classic appeal and the ongoing cultural impact of Princess Diana.

Worn during an event in Florence, Italy, the gown is a symbol of her grace and the transformative power of fashion.

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