The vintage Christian Dior gown Natalie Portman wore to the 2012 Oscars has just sold for $50,000. The size-4 strapless 1954 dress was purchased by a London-based couture collector, according to the New York Post, and required no alterations whatsoever for Portman to wear it.
“[Portman] was actually going to wear another dress but then I got a call from the woman at Rare Vintage and she was like, ‘You should see this dress for Natalie,’” explained Kate Young, Portman’s stylist. “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.’”
The couture dress was reportedly designed by Christian Dior himself. Are you surprised that Portman’s gown fetched such a hefty price?