Diana dresses raise over $1.6m at London sale
LONDON(AFP) - Ten dresses owned by Princess Diana, including the one worn when she danced with actor John Travolta at a White House dinner, sold for £862,800 (S$1.6m) at a London auction on Tuesday.
The most iconic item - the strapless dark blue velvet gown worn at a 1985 dinner thrown by US president Ronald Reagan in honour of the Prince and Princess of Wales - raised £240,000.
It was immortalised in the photographs of Diana dancing with Travolta to the song, You Should be Dancing from his film Saturday Night Fever.
The dress was bought "by a British gentleman who said he wanted to buy it as a surprise to cheer up his wife", explained auctioneer Kerry Taylor.