"Fashion icon - part (2): From her early pre Windsor days, to her glamorous makeovers, after her engagement to Prince Charles and again following their separation, Princess Diana was a style icon to women around the world. She had her favorite designers to guide her along the way, among them Bruce Oldfield, Victor Edelstein, Jacques Azagury, and Catherine Walker, but her charm radiated to truly make her fashion royalty ■
Designed by Victor Edelstein for the Princess of Wales, this aubergine silk velvet dress with a tulip-shaped skirt is decorated with paste buttons. Diana wore this gown for a formal portrait taken by Lord Lichfield in 1991. Lot #61 this dress raised $ 24,150 for Diana's charities.