Diana, Princess of Wales, performed a starring function within the “Legends of Hollywood and Royalty” public sale offered by Julien’s Auctions and Turner Traditional Motion pictures Sept. 6-8. Showcasing popular culture wonders from movie, style and royalty, it was Princess Di’s wardrobe that stole the present, with three of her robes promoting for greater than $1.65 million.
Diana’s scarlet metallic gown worn to the world premiere of Scorching Photographs in London in 1991, and designed by Bruce Oldfield, offered for $571,500, exceeding its presale estimate. Two of Diana’s different robes offered for related costs: one with a structured black bodice and draped green skirt, offered for $571,500, and an ivory strapless gown with black velvet bands for $508,000. Each have been designed by Catherine Walker, a favourite designer and private good friend of Diana’s.
Additionally shining brightly was a Givenchy couture pink evening gown worn by Audrey Hepburn as Holly Golightly in Blake Edwards’ 1961 movie basic Breakfast at Tiffany’s that offered for $444,500. The attention-catching iridescent pink gown is a style confection that by no means loses its infectious candy nature much more than sixty years after it was designed.
If glamorous robes aren’t your type, the occasion additionally featured a maroon wool Starfleet command jacket worn by William Shatner as James T. Kirk within the 1982 film Star Trek II: The Wrath of Kahn. It offered for $127,000. There have been loads of different costume items, props, scripts and extra film memorabilia obtainable. Wish to decorate? A purple leather-based glove worn and signed by Jack Nicholson because the Joker in 1989’s Batman offered for $10,400.
The public sale wasn’t all about what you see onscreen or at occasions. A few of its highlights got here from the private belongings of Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall. A heart-shaped locket, inscribed by Bogie to Bacall offered for $57,150, greater than double its excessive estimate. One other present from Bogart to Bacall, an engraved bracelet with a whistle charm (“You understand how to whistle, don’t you?”) offered for $158,750, and their wedding rings offered for $190,500.
For extra public sale outcomes, go to Julien’s Legends: Hollywood & Royalty.