Hyperallergic –   Though it has been 25 years since her untimely demise, Diana, Princess of Wales, remains a venerated figure within the contemporary British monarchy. Among her many iconic attributes, Princess Diana was known for her bold fashion choices during her time in the public eye, both before and after her divorce from then-Prince Charles of Wales (currently King Charles III) in 1996 — as well as for her dedication to using her platform for philanthropic aims. These two passions combined in 1997, during a Christie’s charity auction that included 80 of the former princess’s frocks including a stunning silk velvet ball gown designed by British couturier Victor Edelstein in 1989. – read more