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Natalie Portman’s vintage Oscars gown sells for $50,000!

Posted by Sheffield on Mar 8th 2012

The star’s vintage Christian Dior dress, which divided fashion critics at the Oscars, was sold for a phenomenal sum to a couture collector.
Mar 08, 2012 08:30:00 AM by Rebecca Cope

Natalie Portman’s star status proved valuable to couture dress dealers Rare Vintage yesterday, as the vintage Christian Dior gown she wore to the Oscars last month sold for $50,000 at auction.

The company, who Natalie borrowed the dress from, put it up for auction on their site once it had been returned, and must have been pleased with the result, with a London-based couture enthusiast getting their hands on the exquisite piece.

The strapless red gown with black polka dots and a full skirt was designed by the legendary couturier Christian Dior back in his hey-day in 1954, just three years before his untimely death. Natalie’s stylist Kate Young thought the dress suited the Oscar-winning actress’ petite frame and chic style, and it was an obvious choice for the Dior Cherie model and Dior ambassador.

While the dress provoked a marmite reaction at the Oscars, it definitely didn’t divide opinion at auction.

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