18 Mar '11, 2am

Kate Middleton's Eye-Catching Dress Auctioned: Kate Middleton wore a very revealing sheer knit dress at a charit...

Kate Middleton's Eye-Catching Dress Auctioned: Kate Middleton wore a very revealing sheer knit dress at a charit...

The see-through knitted dress that Kate Middleton wore when she caught Prince William's eye at a university fashion show has sold at auction for £65,000. Kate Middleton wore a very revealing sheer knit dress at a charity fashion show at the University of St. Andrews in 2002. That dress not only caught the eye of Prince William, it has now become an iconic piece of fashion history, selling for auction at more than six times the price of £8,000-£10,000 estimated by Kerry Taylor auctions. The total price, including 20 percent buyer's premium, was £78,000. Bidding began at £20,000 and reached around £50,000 within minutes. The dress was designed by then fashion student Charlotte Todd, a textiles graduate of the University of the West of England, who was the seller. She said, "I never imagined as I sat knitting this piece it would be so important." The dress was originally desi...

Full article: http://www.justluxe.com/fine-living/fashion/feature-14457...

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