Princess Diana is one of the world’s most cherished icons of our time. Her sweet demeanor won the world over, and her fashion sense was always on point, which is one of the biggest reasons why she’s remained so relevant to this day. Whether she was sporting slacks or a beautiful gown, she looked classic and pulled together at every turn.

One of her many stunning looks went up for auction at Kerry Taylor Auctions in London today, and it was a dress that went largely unremarked during Di’s time even though it was one of her favorites. The dress was predicted to be auctioned for £50,000 to £80,000, but it sold for a whopping £100,000. Mystery remains for now as to where the gown’s new home will be.


Diana first saw the dress at a Red Cross benefit fashion show in the summer of 1986, and rather than having it specially commissioned from the designers, she took the dress straight from the show. Designed by David and Elizabeth Emanuel as part of the Diaghilev collection, the floor-length princess-like number was worn to a few important events. She donned the taffeta white-and-gold dress with accents of crystals and pearls to a 1986 visit to the German Embassy while attending a performance of Ivan the Terrible at the Royal Opera House and to the premiere of James Bond film The Living Daylights in 1987.


What are your favorite Princess Di looks?

(Photos via Huffington Post)