Princess Diana‘s iconic ‘revenge dress’ is one of nearly 450 costumes and props from hit television series The Crown set to go up for auction early next year.
Worn by Diana on the same evening that the then-Prince of Wales admitted adultery on national television in June 1994, the custom-made replica of the black, off-the-shoulder dress by London-based designer Christina Stamboulian is likely to fetch between £,8,000 and £12,000.
Left Bank Pictures, the production company behind the historical drama, is selling the objects at Bonhams in February.
The first half of the sixth series of The Crown, covering the period from Diana’s death in 1997 up until the marriage of Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles in 2005, was released on Thursday, while the second part will follow on December 14.
Princess Diana (pictured left) wore her famous ‘revenge dress’ – a black, off-the-shoulder number by designer Christina Stamboulian on the same night as the then-Prince of Wales admitted adultery. The version of the dress used in The Crown (pictured right) is likely to fetch between £8,000 and £12,000 at auction
Diana fans will also have the opportunity to bid for a replica of her striking sapphire and diamond engagement ring, which is expected to sell for £3,000, as well as a version of the Harvard University jumper she was once photographed leaving the gym in.
The jumper was worn by actress Elizabeth Debicki in episode seven of series five and has a guide price of £700.
Also available is a version of Diana’s 1987 Jaguar XJ-S, which could cost up to £20,000.
Fans of the show will be delighted to hear that the items on sale stretch beyond those associated with Diana to include a ballgown worn by actress Clare Foy as Queen Elizabeth II (£5,000) and another worn by Helena Bonham-Carter as Princess Margaret (£3,000).
Princess Margaret’s wedding dress and veil from episode seven of series two, when the Queen’s sister was played by Vanessa Kirby, is valued at £8,000 while a suite of luggage used by Lesley Manville’s Princess Margaret in a later series is estimated to sell for £1,500.
Also up for auction are props and set pieces, including a fiberglass replica of Westminster Abbey’s coronation chair, estimated to go for £20,000, and the world’s only copy of the Gold State Coach, priced at £50,000.
The famous coach featured in The Crown when Olivia Colman and Imelda Staunton played Queen Elizabeth II during her Silver and Gold Jubilee celebrations.
Two thirds of the size of the 1762 original, it was made by prop-maker Jason Szukalski, who took hundreds of photos of the real one on display at Buckingham Place to ensure every detail was copied.
The front door to Number 10, Downing Street – complete with lantern, railings and boot-scrapers – is available for approximately £30,000 while a replica of Prince Philip’s early 20th century mahogany and gilt-metal mounted pedestal desk is valued at £5,000.
Diana was photographed running in a Harvard University sweater, a version of which will go up for sale for around £700
A replica of Diana’s engagement ring (pictured right), which was made up of a sapphire surrounded by diamonds, has been valued at £3,000. Pictured left, Diana and her ring
The world’s only copy (pictured) of the Gold State Coach is priced at around £50,000
Queen Elizabeth II wore a turquoise ballgown during a state visit to France in 1957 (pictured left). In The Crown, it was Clare Foy’s Queen Elizabeth that wore a version of the same dress (pictured right)
A replica of Princess Margaret’s wedding dress was worn by actress Vanessa Kirby in The Crown and is valued at £8,000. Pictured left, Princess Margaret on her wedding day on May 6, 1960
The leopard print swimsuit which Diana wore in St Tropez in July of 1997 (pictured left) was recreated for actress Emma Corrin in series six of The Crown (pictured right, the recreation)
At the cheaper end of the spectrum, the Queen Mother’s champagne swizzle stick and handkerchiefs is available for under £100.
Fans of the show will be able to enjoy a free exhibition featuring all the items up for sale at Bonhams in central London before the auction, which will also run online between January 30 and February 8.
The Crown’s creators are hoping to raise £1 million from the sale, with all proceeds going to the National Film and Television School to set up the Left Bank Pictures – The Crown Scholarship.
A version of the cobalt blue outfit (pictured right) that Diana wore for the announcement of her engagement to the then Prince of Wales (pictured left) is on sale for £2,000
Valued at £7,000, this powder blue gown was worn by Clare Foy when she played Queen Elizabeth II in the first of The Crown
A fiberglass replica of Westminster Abbey’s coronation chair, estimated to go for £20,000
A replica of Prince Philip’s early 20th century mahogany and gilt-metal mounted pedestal desk is valued at £5,000
The front door to Number 10, Downing Street – complete with lantern, railings and boot-scrapers – is available for approximately £30,000
Helena Bonham-Carter’s Princess Margaret wore this ballgown in The Crown while Lesley Manville used this monogrammed suite of luggage when she played the Queen’s sister in a later series
Also available is a version of Diana’s 1987 Jaguar XJ-S, which could cost up to £20,000
Actress Emma Corrin wore a version of Diana’s striped Alpaca sweater (£1,200) in series four of The Crown while Lia Williams wore a silver and black ballgown (£2,000) as Wallis Simpson in the first series
The Queen Mother’s champagne swizzle is one of only a few items likely to cost less than £100. A pair of Aspinal crocodile hat boxes is also available and valued at £700
Andy Harries, chief executive of production company Left Bank Pictures and executive producer of The Crown, said: ‘Its huge global success has much to do with working with the best creative and production talent in this country, and we want to invest the profits of this magnificent auction into the next generation of film and TV talent.
‘The NFTS has been part of The Crown’s history from the start with many of its graduates contributing to the production of the show over the years.
‘I have long admired the ethos and training of the school and supported it personally. So I am thrilled that the legacy of The Crown will be to provide so much financial support for so many students at the NFTS over the next few decades.’