[Diana, Princess of Wales.]
Christie's. New York. 25 June 1997. Hardback, folio; purple cloth-bound boards, dust jacket. Absentee bid form and invitation to view loosely inserted. 204 pages. Profusely illustrated in colour. English. 430 x 310mm. 3kg. . Fine, in fine dust jacket.
The large-format catalogue for the 1997 Christie's charity auction of dresses belonging to Diana, Princess of Wales. The eighty lots included dresses by Catherine Walker, Victor Edelstein, Gina Fratini for Hartnell, Christina Stambolian, Ballville Sasoon and Lorcan Mullany, Zandra Rhodes, Bruce Oldfield, Hachi, Jaques Azagury, Emanuel, Murray Arbeid and Yuki. Each dress is illustrated as well as numerous photographs of the princess wearing the items, close up details and reproductions of designers' drawings. The auction took place a couple of months before the Princess' death. Proceeds benefited several AIDS and cancer charities. The catalogue provides a snapshot of Diana's unique style and celebrated dress sense.