Princess Diana

Princess Diana ball gown is sold for $167,000 at London auction

Dec. 4, 2013 at 9:00 AM ET


This lavish white and gold ball gown that Princess Diana wore at a banquet at the German Ambassador's residence in July 1986 sold for $167,000 at a London auction.
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This lavish white and gold ball gown that Princess Diana wore at a banquet at the German Ambassador's residence in July 1986 sold for $167,000 at a London auction.

A lavish white and gold ballet-inspired ball gown worn by Princess Diana has fetched 102,000 pounds ($167,000) at a London auction. 

Kerry Taylor Auction said the strapless gown, which features gold sequins, rhinestones and pearl beads, was not designed for Diana — but the royal chose it herself from a collection by her favorite designers, the Emanuels. 

The auction house said Diana wore the dress, which came with a matching headband and optional sleeves, on various occasions. 

It said the dress' auction price exceeded initial estimates and went to an unidentified museum abroad.

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