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Princess Diana's little black dress fetches thousands at auction

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Laura Chamberlain Laura Chamberlain | 12:29 UK time, Wednesday, 9 June 2010

The black dress designed by David and Elizabeth Emanuel for Princess Diana's first public engagement with the Prince of Wales was sold for a staggering £192,000 at auction yesterday.

The taffeta gown raised eyebrows when Lady Diana, then newly enagaged to the Prince, wore the outfit with its plunging neckline.

It helped establish her as the most glamorous member of the British Royal Family, and marked the beginning of the media frenzy that would always surround her.

The dress was purchased by Fundacion Museo de la Moda, a fashion museum in Santiago, Chile.

Read more on David Emanuel on BBC Wales Arts and find out more about the auction on the WalesOnline website.

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