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Princess Diana Dress Sells For Record $1.1 Million At Auction

An evening dress worn by the late Princess Diana has sold for $1.1 million, 11 times its estimate, breaking the record price for one of her gowns going under the hammer.

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Dresses that belonged to Princess Diana and a sketch study portrait are on display.
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An evening dress worn by the late Princess Diana has fetched an astonishing $1.1 million at auction, surpassing its estimated value by 11 times and setting a new record for the highest price ever paid for one of her dresses, according to Los Angeles-based Julien's Auctions.

The black and blue ballerina-length evening dress, designed by Jacques Azagury, made its debut on Princess Diana in Florence in 1985. She was also photographed in it a year later on a visit to Vancouver, the auction house said.

The dress, along with a matching illustration, sold for $1,148,080, Julien's Auctions said on Sunday, after listing it with an estimate of $100,000 - $200,000.

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"Julien’s now holds the new world record for the most expensive dress worn by Princess Diana sold at auction," it said in a statement, adding that the previous auction record was $604,800.

The dress is made of a long black velvet top with blue stars embroidered on it. The skirt is two-tiered and made of blue organza, with a sash and bow. 

This dress was part of a bigger auction called "Hollywood Legends" by Julien's Auctions and Turner Classic Movies. The auction also included other items related to famous people.

A pink chiffon blouse which Diana wore for her 1981 engagement portrait to then Prince Charles by Lord Snowdon sold for $381,000.

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The blouse, by David and Elizabeth Emanuel who went on to design Diana's wedding dress, had an estimate of $80,000 - $100,000.

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