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Princess Diana's Versace Gown Up for Auction Starting at $30,000

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    Diana, Princess of Wales, shown in this November, 1995 file photo.

    A Princess Diana classic is going up for auction and the hefty price tag, well, shouldn't really surprise you.

    Photo credit: Harper's Bazaar

    Diana wore the silk beaded Versace confection for a photo shoot with famed photographer Patrick Demarchelier in 1991, although the dress only first appeared in print six years later in November 1997, when Harper's Bazaar ran the photo for a cover feature commemorating her life. (Diana had died in a car accident in Paris just three months before.)

    The dress, which spent a cool 18 years in the Versace archives, is being unearthed for the Julien's Auctions' Hollywood Legends sale, with a starting bid of $30,000 (the dress is, however, expected to rake in a good deal more than that).

    As recently as December five gowns formerly owned by Princess Diana fetched a combined $500,000 when they went under the hammer at Julien's Auction House.

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