A midnight blue party dress in velvet, which princess Diana wore in a dance with John Travolta, was for sale.
A midnight blue party dress in velvet, as princess Diana had on when she danced with John Travolta at a gala dinner in The White House, could not be sold to the stipulated reserve price at an auction in London on Monday.
Two other of Diana's dresses were sold at prices which were higher than expected.
The famous velvet dress by Victor Edelstein was for a time one of the most recognizable in Diana's wardrobe. It was put up for sale as part of a modeauktion at Kerry Taylor Auctions in London.
There was an expected price of between 250,000 and 300,000 pounds (between 1.8 and 2.7 million dollars). But there were no bids at this price by Monday's liveauktion.
Before the auction had the auctioneer Kerry Taylor said to Reuters, that there was interest for the dress both in the US and in the Uk. She said that the dress had been purchased in 2013 by a romantic gentleman who wanted to encourage his wife".
In an interview last week with Yahoo Entertainment said Travolta, that he was nervous when he went out on the dance floor with Diana.
- I thought that I had to draw on my apprenticeship, and show that I could lead her, said the star of the films "Grease" and "Saturday Night Fever".
- I did not know in advance that it was expected that I danced with her. Diana did not know that the then first lady, Nancy Reagan, had not told me that it was the plan that I was going to be the evening's Prince Charming, says Travolta.
one of The two Diana dresses sold, was a Katherine Cusack midnight blue velvet evening dress, which went 48.000 pound (about 426.000 euros).
/ritzau/ReutersUpdated Date: 10 December 2019, 02:00