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Princess Diana's Dresses Up For Auction: See The 10 Iconic Gowns (PHOTOS)

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It looks like Kate Middleton and her "little grape" (if it is indeed a girl) won't be getting Princess Diana's most iconic gowns as hand-me-downs. Ten of the late Princess of Wales' evening dresses are set to go under the hammer at London's fashion auction house, Kerry Taylor, next week.

The glamorous lot of gowns are all made by British designers, including Lady Di's favorite Catherine Walker, Bruce Oldfield, Zandra Rhodes and Victor Edelstein. "As a group, it's fascinating to see the change from ingénue to style icon," said auctioneer Taylor. "You follow her life through clothes."

From the midnight blue, off-the-shoulder velvet gown Princess Diana twirled in while dancing with John Travolta at the White House in 1985 to the disco ball blue sequined dress she wore during a State visit to Austria in 1989, these memorable pieces are expected to go for between $35,000 and $350,000. Too bad we've blown our monthly shopping budget.

UPDATE, 3/19/2013: Sold! The 10-piece collection raised $1.2 million in total, owing largely to the blue velvet gown from 1985 -- it went for $360,000. Read more from AP.

See the 10 stunning dresses that are on the docket below:

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