Back in 1985 Princess Diana made headlines on a visit to the White House when she hit the dancefloor with none other than Mr Saturday Night Fever himself, John Travolta. And yesterday the floor sweeping, off-the-shoulder Victor Edelstein dress that she wore at the time went up for auction in Toronto - and made $800,000. No details have been revealed about who snapped up the slice of fashion history.
It was one of 14 of the Princess' dresses to go under the hammer; the others included a clutch of Catherine Walker pieces, a creation by Bruce Oldfield and a Zandra Rhodes design. The offerings were all originally auctioned off for charity by the Princess herself back in 1997.More