British Royal Diana, Princess of Wales (1961-1997), wearing a blue-and-black Jacques Azagury outfit, attends a dinner hosted by the Mayor of Florence, in Florence, Italy, 23rd April 1985. The Royal couple are on a 17-day tour of Italy. (Photo by Tim Graham Photo Library via Getty Images)
Princess Diana recently made headlines by smashing an incredible world record at Julien’s Auctions and Turner Classic Movies. Her Jacques Azagury 1985 black ballerina-length evening dress, adorned with illustrations of stars, fetched an unbelievable $1,148,000, setting an unprecedented record for the highest-priced dress worn by Diana ever sold. This iconic dress, worn in Florence, Italy, on April 23,1985, soared well beyond its initial estimated value of $100,000, selling 11 times the initial amount.
The attire, featuring padded shoulders, a black velvet bodice embellished with stars, and a royal blue organza skirt with a sash and bow, represents Diana’s unique but aggressively outstanding style, embodying a finished aura of class and finesse.
According to Foxbussiness.com, Azagury, the dress designer and also her 12-year designer who worked for and with her till her in the “Paris Car Crash” in 97, shared insights about his collaboration with the late royal in an interview with People magazine last November stating that “She was the only person I was really excited to meet, time after time, every moment was so exciting to me, and we had so much fun. I never got any of the troubled Diana. Whenever we were together, it was just joyous.“
Not forgetting to mention, another piece from Diana’s wardrobe, a blush-pink chiffon Emanuels blouse, fetched a remarkable $381,000—almost four times its initial estimate of $80,000—at the same auction event.