1985 Designer Victor Edelstein has said that the dresses he made for the princess were a collaboration: "You each make suggestions and ask, 'What do you think?'" In the case of this white gown and bolero, the partnership paid off. Years after she wore it to a New York event, she chose a photo of herself in the ensemble for the cover of her Christie's auction catalog.
Designed by Victor Edelstein for the Princess of Wales, this aubergine silk velvet dress with a tulip-shaped skirt is decorated with paste buttons. Diana wore this gown for a formal portrait taken by Lord Lichfield in 1991. Lot #61 this dress raised $ 24,150 for Diana's charities.