One Of Princess Diana’s Most Famous Dresses Sells For $604,800 (Photos)

It might not be as famous as her head-turning “revenge dress,” but an aubergine-colored silk velvet piece is still one of Princess Diana’s most iconic gowns — a status confirmed when it sold for $604,800, just over five times the $120,000 auction estimate — at Sotheby’s in New York Friday.

The late royal wore the dress for both an official royal portrait in 1991 and an intimate Vanity Fair spread in 1997, just before her death.

Designed by couturier Victor Edelstein, the strapless number features a sculptural sweetheart neckline and a tulip-shaped skirt. It last sold for $24,150 in 1997, during a Christie’s charity auction featuring 79 dresses donated by Diana. The sales collectively reached $3.25 million, benefiting AIDS and cancer organizations including the Royal Marsden Hospital, where she served as president for eight years.

Mario Testino (pictured) photographed Diana in the gown the summer of her death. 

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