London: Britain's Kerry Taylor auction house sold in a public bidding Tuesday 10 dresses that belonged to the late Princess Diana for 862,800 pounds ($1.3 million).

A midnight blue velvet gown designed by Victor Edelstein that Diana wore at a 1985 White House dinner was the garment that brought the most at the celebrated London auction house: $362,563. Another velvet dress - this one black and designed by Catherine Walker - that Diana wore in 1997 at a Vanity Fair photo shoot went for $163,153.

Going for the same price was another pleated velvet evening gown created by Walker - one of Diana's fashion favourites - that she wore in 1985 during a state visit to Australia. A sequined sea-green evening dress by the same designer that Diana also included in her luggage on the Australia trip brought $135,961 at the auction.


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