Sale 0112121 | Lot 716

Hachi One-Shoulder Evening Gown From the Wardrobe of Diana, Princess of Wales Japanese, 1983

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Hachi One-Shoulder Evening Gown From the Wardrobe of Diana, Princess of Wales Japanese, 1983

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Lot 716
Hachi One-Shoulder Evening Gown From the Wardrobe of Diana, Princess of Wales Japanese, 1983
Japanese, 1983
Of white silk, with single long tight sleeve, the sheath sewn allover with angular darting pattern worked in silver bugle beads, round beaded medallion appliques at gathered and draped areas on left hip and right shoulder, size 4, no label.
Excellent condition.

The dress is the only one created for the Princess by the Japanese designer Hachi. It was one of the first one-shoulder gowns made for her, a design which became a hallmark of her style, as it emphasized her handsome shoulders. It was made for her first official tour of the Commmonwealth in March, 1983 during which she initially wore it to a dinner in Melbourne, Australia. She subsequently appeared wearing it at dinners in Japan and Australia, as well as at the National Gallery in Washington, D.C. in 1985 and at two James Bond movie premiers, "Octopussy" in 1983 and "License to Kill" in 1989.
See Jackie Modlinger, Diana: Queen of Style, pp.35,37.
Provenence:
"Dresses from the Collection of Diana, Princess of Wales." Christie's New York, June 25, 1997, lot 20.
The dress was purchased at that auction by the The Daily Mail and awarded as a prize in a "You" Magazine promotional competition.

Estimate: $15,000 - $20,000
Sold for $60,000 (includes buyer's premium)

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Estimate: $15,000 - $20,000
Sold for $60,000 (includes buyer's premium)

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