A Catherine Walker sea-green sequined evening gown, worn for the State visit to Austria in 1989, labelled 'The Chelsea Design Co Ltd, London', of Jacob Schlaeper sequined satin, figure-hugging with ruching down the centre-front seam, the skirt with front slit to the knee, bust 86cm, 34in, waist 61cm, 24in This dress formed part of a large group order from Catherine Walker about a month before the Princess' intended State visit to Austria. Diana had enormous faith in Catherine's taste and judgement, so much so - that on this occasion she didn't even ask to see provisional sketches - just asked her to select and make the dresses on her behalf. This extremely glamorous, sparkling gown was the only totally sequined example to form part of the Princess' 1980s wardrobe. Diana wore it with a diamond and emerald choker necklace which she had been given as a wedding present by H.M. The Queen Mother. She was photographed wearing the dress many times: To the Vienna Burgtheater to see 'All for Love' in 1989; To a charity ball at Osterley House to raise funds for the British Paraplegic Society To the 1993 film premiere of 'Biggles' Provenance: Dresses from the Collection of Diana Princess of Wales auction, Christies, 25th June, 1997, lot 50. An additional 5% VAT is payable on the hammer price, this can be refunded if proof of export outside the EU is provided within 6 months of the sale date.