Natalie Portman’s Dior Oscars dress sells for a whopping $50,000

The red vintage Dior number fetched the huge sum as it went under the hammer yesterday

The vintage Christian Dior dress that Natalie Portman wore to this year’s Oscars had many admirers when she hit the red carpet, with one in particular, who stumped up a whopping $50,000 to buy it at auction yesterday.

The strapless silk organza gown went under the hammer online and was sold to a mystery London-based bidder who will add the design to their collection of Haute Couture pieces.

The Black Swan star, who is an ambassador for the French fashion house and fronts the brand’s Miss Dior Cherie fragrance, borrowed the gown from vintage New York dealer, Rare, which upon its return put it up for auction through 1stdibs.com.

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The actress’ red polka dot printed dress look, from Christian Dior’s spring/summer 1954 collection, was masterminded by stylist Kate Young, who works closely with Rare’s owner, Juliana Cairone.

Young told Intothegloss.com: ‘She was actually going to wear another dress but then I got a call from Rare Vintage and she was like, “You should see this dress for Natalie.” So we went and she put it on, and it needed zero alterations, and Natalie was like, “This was meant to be, wasn’t it?” And I said, “I guess it was.”‘

She added: ‘Natalie wore a dress that she fell in love with. It was the perfect dress on the perfect girl. I think it was also a great tribute to the modernity and timelessness of vintage fashion.’

Hear, hear.

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