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Diana, Princess of Wales beats record set by Kurt Cobain

The famous ‘black sheep’ jumper worn by Diana, Princess of Wales has set several records at auction.

It sold for  $1.1 million dollars when put under the hammer by Sotheby’s – more than fourteen times its initial estimate.

The previous record for knitwear at auction was held by a green cardigan once worn by Kurt Cobain which sold for over $334,000 in 2019.

And the sheep jumper also beat the previous record for a price paid for clothes worn by the Princess. That had been the $604,800 paid for a Victor Edelstein gown she owned.

The black sheep jumper was first worn by Diana before her marriage to the then Prince Charles in 1981. It came from Warm & Wonderful. Having disappeared from view, it was found in the attic of one of the company’s founders.

Sotheby’s had estimated it would bring in up to $80,000 when auctioned.

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