Feb 28 - Ten lavish evening gowns, worn by Diana, Princess of Wales, are to go under the hammer in London. Bob Mezan reports.
Ten iconic evening gowns worn by Princess Diana are up for sale at auction and estimated to fetch more than 1.2 million dollars. The dresses were last seen together at auction in New York in June 1997, just two months before Diana died. The Princess decided to sell some of her most lavish evening wear to raise money for charity. Ten of those gowns, which went on public display after Diana's death, are now being sold at Kerry Taylor Auctions. The most expensive is a midnight-blue velvet evening gown worn by Diana during a White House dinner hosted by President Reagan in 1985. Other dazzling dresses include a glittering sea-green sequined gown, designed by Catherine Walker and worn during a state visit to Austria in 1989. Another Catherine Walker dress, a black velvet beaded-gown with halter neck was made famous by a 1997 Vanity Fair photo. All the dresses will hit the auction block in London on March 19.