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White and gold gown worn by Diana fetches $167,000

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December 3, 2013 04:51 PM EST | AP


LONDON (AP) — A lavish white and gold ballet-inspired ball gown worn by Princess Diana has fetched 102,000 pounds ($167,000) at a London auction.

Kerry Taylor Auction said the strapless gown, which features gold sequins, rhinestones and pearl beads, was not designed for Diana — but the royal chose it herself from a collection by her favorite designers, the Emanuels.

The auction house said Diana wore the dress, which came with a matching headband and optional sleeves, on various occasions.

It said the dress' auction price exceeded initial estimates and went to an unidentified museum abroad.