Lot #296
Princess Diana

Diana signs for the maker of her 'revenge dress'
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Estimate: $400+

Description

Diana signs for the maker of her 'revenge dress'

Blue ballpoint signature, "Diana,” on an off-white 5 x 2.75 business card belonging to fashion designer Christina Stambolian. In very good condition, with overall creasing, soiling, and short edge tears. Accompanied by a letter of provenance from the original recipient: "[Diana] gave this to me when I used to work in Knightsbridge, when I was a dressmaker for the designer Christina Stambolian. I made for her the black dress, which went on to become known as the revenge dress within the media. I asked her if I could have an autograph, she said that usually she doesn't do it but for me she would as it was just us in the shop at the moment. The first thing she could grab was Christina's business card, and so that's what she wrote it on. She said that if I needed help or saw a dress she liked to contact the number on the back of the card and the man there would help me. She was so kind and gentle when giving the signature I had never met a customer so kind, I didn't think for a second that she was a Princess."

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Fine Autographs and Artifacts
  • Dates: #583 - Ended May 13, 2020





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