For immediate release:
Friday and Saturday, December 5-6, 2014
Beverly Hills, California – (September 23, 2014) – Julien’s Auctions of Beverly Hills has announced an outstanding collection of Her Royal Highness, Diana, Princess of Wales to be auctioned December 5-6, 2014 at Julien’s Auctions Beverly Hills gallery. As one of the most adored members of the Royal family, the public fascination and intrigue with Princess Diana has not diminished even years after her passing. Princess Diana captured hearts around the world as a sophisticated princess, dedicated mother and tireless humanitarian. Her beauty and personal style only eclipsed the great international respect she earned during her lifetime.
Julien’s Auctions will offer collectors and fans the unique opportunity to bid on several iconic items from the life of HRH Diana, Princess of Wales. The auction will include personal clothing designed by British designer Catherine Walker who became Diana’s favorite designer and close personal friend. Their relationship began three months after Diana’s marriage to Prince Charles in 1981 and lasted until Diana’s death sixteen years later. Walker provided the Princess with many of her most iconic garments.
Highlights of the auction include a petal pink Catherine Walker gown double worn by Diana, Princess of Wales, to the reopening of the Savoy Theatre and to a performance of La Bohème at the London Coliseum in 1993. The slim fitting gown is lined in silk and has a long sleeve off the shoulder bodice embellished with bands of simulated pearls, faceted glass and beadwork with a drop waist and pleated skirt (Estimate: $60,000-$80,000). Also included is a chartreuse Taroni silk georgette gown designed by Catherine Walker and worn by Princess Diana on November 11, 1993 to the banquet held at The Dorchester Hotel given by His Majesty the Yang di-Pertuan Agong of Malaysia (Estimate $60,000-$80,000) and a Princess of Wales Catherine Walker designed strapless gown comprised of ivory silk crepe and worn by the Princess to a private event (Estimate: $60,000-$80,000). Other personal items in the auction will include a Princess Diana Zandra Rhodes created evening gown worn by HRH Princess Diana to the Birthright benefit at the London Palladium in 1987 and previously exhibited at Kensington Palace in 2002 (Estimate: $80,000-$100,000), a set of gold tone commemorative cufflinks and buttons in a blue case marked “a set of gold tone commemorative cufflinks and buttons in a blue case marked "Royal Wedding HRH The Prince of Wales and Lady Diana Spencer 29th July 1981” (Estimate: $600-$800) and an oversized limited edition catalog from the auction “Dresses from the Collection of Diana, Princess of Wales” signed “Diana” and numbered 211/250 and accompanied by a ticket to the auction (Estimate: $2,000-$4,000).
In keeping with the Royal family, a slice of royal wedding cake from the marriage of Prince William and Kate Middleton in a presentation tin presented to guests and dignitaries at their wedding on April 29, 2011 and inscribed will be offered in the auction (Estimate: $1,000-$2,000). Also included in this lot is a blank invitation to the wedding presented on HRH Queen Elizabeth II stationery.
An exclusive exhibition of the collection of HRH Princess Diana will be on display at The Museum of Style Icons (MOSI) at Newbridge Silverware in Kildare, Ireland from Saturday, September 20th, 2014 through Sunday, November 2nd, 2014. Hours are 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and Sundays from 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Part of the upcoming Icons & Idols: Hollywood Auction
Julien’s Auctions Beverly Hills Gallery
Monday, December 1st – Friday, December 5th, 2014
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time Daily
LIVE AND ONLINE AUCTION
Friday, December 5th, 2014
Session I: 10:00 a.m. Pacific Time
Session II: 2:00 p.m. Pacific Time
Saturday, December 6th, 2014
Session III: 10:00 a.m. Pacific Time
Session IV: 2:00 p.m. Pacific Time
EXHIBITION AND AUCTION LOCATION
Julien’s Auctions Beverly Hills
9665 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 150
Beverly Hills, California 90210
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