Princess Diana’s iconic ‘Black Sheep’ sweater sells at auction
Written by Ella Melake on September 15, 2023
Would you bid on a piece of history?
A red sweater that was worn by the iconic Princess Diana that featured a single black sheep among rows of woolly white sheep has sold at auction for more than $1.1m.
The Sotheby’s auction house said that there was a frenetic bout of final online bidding.
Princess Diana wore this sweater when she was 19-years-old shortly after her engagement to then-Prince Charles at a June 1981 polo match in which the prince participated.
The sweater was sold by Sotheby’s for $1.1m – including fees and commission – after a fierce battle by internet bidders – 10 times more than the initial selling estimate of between $50,000 to $80,000, the auction house said on Thursday.