Do you ever wonder what it would be like to step into Princess Diana’s size 6.5 shoes? One lucky person will get the chance.
Yesterday, a copy of the royal’s wedding flats sold at auction; a private buyer purchased them for a hefty £36,000 pounds.
The shoes were exact replicas, right down to the C and D initials on the bottoms of the shoe soles. Like the originals, they were created by the designer Clive Shilton, who made them as a back-up, in case anything were to tarnish the original shoes on or before the big day.
Interestingly, the shoes have been in the possession of their designer all these years.Why? Diana’s mother never paid for them, because she was unhappy with the bill!
“The dress was made for Madame Tussauds as a replica of Princess Diana’s gown, and was on show there for tourists to see.”
“It was sold to a private collector some years ago, who has now decided to sell it.”
“The shoes are being sold by Clive Shilton, who made them.”
“They are identical to the ones Diana wore for her wedding – absolutely the same.”
‘She could have changed the left or the right and you wouldn’t notice the difference.”
‘They were made in case her first pair got stained or damaged, or something happened to them on the day – these were kept just in case.”
“This sale demonstrates that even in these difficult economic times that the appetite for fine haute couture is undiminished and we are already looking forward to our next auction in February.”
There’s only one question left to be asked— will we ever see Kate’s spare dress and shoes?