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Jun 9, 2010 11:41 AM by Bea Karnes, News First 5

Princess Diana's dress sold at auction

A Chilean fashion museum is the new owner of a racy black gown that was worn by Lady Diana Spencer on one of her first official engagements -- before she became Princess Diana.

The winning bid at the auction in London was more than $275,000 -- and that's several times the original estimate.

The revealing cut and the striking black color of the strapless silk taffeta dress caused a minor scandal when Diana was seen stepping out of a limousine in the outfit at a London charity event in 1981.

Though some thought it was too daring for the 19-year-old royal bride-to-be, it helped turn Diana into a fashion icon. The dress was sold Tuesday by its designers.

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