(Above: A cropped image of a signed portrait of Princess Diana. Sold by RR Auction for $9,781.)
RR to sell Princess Diana fabric archive as highlight of Remarkable Rarities auction, Sept. 2018
RR Auction’s Remarkable Rarities auction (online bidding Sept. 13-24; live auction in Boston on Sept. 25) will feature an exciting lot of Princess Diana memorabilia: A fabric archive used in developing a wardrobe for her 1986 “Gulf Tour.”
In November 1986, Princess Diana and Prince Charles made a six-day tour of the Arabian Gulf states, and she desired to dress respectfully of the culture. Already receiving worldwide press attention, the Princess Diana 1986 Gulf Tour archive consists of fabric samples and related paperwork for her trip wardrobe, originating from the shop of David and Elizabeth Emanuel – the famous designers of her iconic wedding dress. The Emanuels also designed more than 100 different outfits for Diana for special occasions and for when she traveled abroad.
In the September Fine Autographs and Artifacts auction (through Sept. 12), our Royalty section is lead by a gift that the People’s Princess gave to an employee of her love interest. Princess Diana gave her personally worn, cream-colored Ralph Lauren Polo Sports sweatshirt to Deborah Gribble, the chief stewardess of Dodi Fayed’s family yacht Jonikal, the night before Diana and Fayed were killed in a car crash in the Pont de l’Alma road tunnel as they attempted to evade paparazzi, on August 31, 1997. After more than 20 years, Gribble is parting with the item, to much media attention.
*** POST-AUCTION UPDATE: This item sold for $7,514.
Sell Princess Diana memorabilia with RR Auction
RR Auction has had great success as we sell Princess Diana memorabilia at auction. We have presented at auction many items from her personal wardrobe, including Diana’s wedding dress items, beautiful jewelry and accessories. We’ve even sold a piece of Diana’s wedding cake. Be part of that success!
For more information on the Remarkable Rarities auction, or inquiries about consigning your own items, please contact us.