Sotheby’s auction house in New York sold a sweater belonging to British Princess Diana for $1.14 million. The initial price of the lot was only 20 thousand dollars. And the auction organizers initially estimated the cost of the sweater at between 50 and 80 thousand dollars. The Daily Mail writes about this.
Towards the end of the auction, the highest bid was $200,000. A few minutes before the end of the auction, this price was surpassed by one, but the most generous buyer, whose name Sotheby’s does not reveal.
We are talking about a red sweater with a black sheep surrounded by white ones, which Lady Di wore at a polo match in 1981. At that time, she was not yet a princess, but only the girlfriend of Prince Charles.
The sweater was found in March of this year in the attic of designers Sally Muir and Joanna Osborne, who created it under the brand Warm & Wonderful. They were searching for an antique pattern in their archives when they discovered Princess Diana’s piece.
“This exceptional, carefully preserved garment carries with it notes of Princess Diana’s grace, charm and eye for fashion,” said Cynthia Holton, head of Sotheby’s fashion and accessories department, when news of the the future auction. .
Previously, Kim Kardashian bought Princess Diana’s cross pendant at an auction in London. Kim had to pay about 13.8 million rubles for the decoration. Read more here.