Princess Diana “black sheep” sweater Fetches more than $1.1 million at Auction
Princess Diana sweater, featuring a black sheep between rows of white sheep, sold for $1.14 million at an auction by Sotheby’s in New York. Bidding began on August 31, and the top bid was less than $200,000 by the last minute of the auction. Sotheby’s estimated the value of the sweater at $50,000 to $80,000. The sweater was discovered in a building room in March. It cost more than many other items associated with Princess Diana that have sold at auction in recent years.
Prior to that, the most expensive vehicle owned by Princess Diana was her Ford Escort, which was sold in 2022 and was bid for $806,000. Bought in an auction for 203 thousand dollars. The design of the sweater is often described as a symbol of Diana’s place in the royal family.
Ware this sweater in 1981
But fashion historians say that when Princess Diana wore this sweater in 1981, she wasn’t sending a message, she was simply supporting the “Sloane Ranger” style of clothing that she popularized. According to Sotheby’s, newspaper photos of Diana in a sweater in the pre-social media era gave her maker Warm & Wonderful Knitwear its best start. This sweater was copy by many designs.
Shortly after their wedding. Buckingham Palace wrote to Warm and Wonderful. That the sweater was damage so they could have it sewn up or try to get it replace. Princess Diana then wore its replacement to a polo match in 1983.
Warm & Wonderful
Sotheby’s included a letter to Warm & Wonderful as well as a thank you note for the replacement in the auction. The authenticity of the sweater was partially confirm by the presence of a small hole in it. 24 years ago, Princess Diana of Great Britain died in a car accident. Despite her death, her popularity has not decreased. People still love Princess Diana. She danced at the White House during his official visit to America. Even before becoming a part of the royal family, her outfits have been the focus of public attention. People were crazy about her style; she did a lot of charity work.