Chilean museum more than willing to pay huge sum for Princess Di dress





A Chilean museum said it was willing to pay a princely sum for one of Lady Diana Spencer's first official gowns because the dress is an important piece of fashion history.

The strapless, silk taffeta dress' revealing cut and striking black color caused a minor scandal when Diana was pictured wearing it to a charity event in 1981. But while some thought it too daring, it helped turn the 19-year-old royal bride-to-be into an overnight fashion icon....

The [Museo de la Moda in Santiago] purchased the garment Tuesday for nearly 200,000 pounds (more than $275,000) — several times the original estimated value....



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