Princess Diana’s iconic dresses put on display in Hong Kong ahead of auction


New Delhi: Princess DianaIconic costumes put on display in Hong Kong upcoming auction By Julian. Notable among them was the bright daffodil yellow suit, equipped with shoulder pads and adorned with shiny gold buttons, which was worn during his visit to the former British colony in 1989. This suit, along with five additional costumes, is currently on display in the Hong Kong Mall for a 12-day exhibition. After this, the collection will travel to Ireland for another exhibition Before being put up for auction.
The outfits and accessories created as part of “Princess Diana's Elegance and a Royal Collection” will be auctioned online by renowned Hollywood auction house Julien's on June 27.

The photo, taken on April 17, 2024, shows the dresses worn by Princess Diana at a media preview ahead of the Julian's Auctioneer auction, titled

According to Martin Nolan, executive director of Julien's Auctions, Princess Diana made a fashion statement whenever she stepped out. The yellow suit designed by Katherine Walker is estimated to reach $50,000, while the midnight blue star-embellished tulle gown she wore to the 1986 “Phantom of the Opera” premiere is expected to fetch $400,000.
The exhibition, which opened on Thursday, gave visitors the opportunity to learn the history behind each costume. Recalling Diana's visit to Hong Kong in 1989, elderly shopkeeper surnamed Fung said, “Diana was charismatic, caring and devoted to charity. That's why many people in Hong Kong respected her.”

By Julien's Auctions in photo taken on April 17, 2024

Other notable items in the exhibition include a silk and lace evening dress designed by Victor Edelstein and a pink floral Catherine Walker dress worn by Diana during a bed vigil for a close friend in 1991.
Martin Nolan described these pieces as “tangible assets and great conversation pieces”, highlighting Diana's enduring relatability even decades after her tragic death. Last year, Julien's Auctions sold one of Diana's evening dresses for $1.14 million, indicating continued interest from collectors.
For younger generations, Diana remains an important figure in pop culture, possibly influenced by the Netflix series “The Crown.” According to experts, the exhibition has the potential to intertwine fashion and history, suggesting a resurgence of Diana's style in contemporary fashion trends.
(with agency input)

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