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Princess Diana's Black Sheep Sweater Sells for Over $1 Million

Discussion in 'PUBLIC Vintage Chatter - Anything and everything' started by Ranch Queen Vintage, Sep 15, 2023.

  1. Ranch Queen Vintage

    Ranch Queen Vintage Administrator

    Article about it selling in Sotheby's auction for over $1 million!
    Nice interview with the women who created the sweater.
  2. amandainvermont

    amandainvermont VFG Member

    Yikes. Hard to believe. Who has that kind of money to spend?
  3. plousia

    plousia Registered Guest

    I can make anyone who wants one a replica for 1.1 million :D
  4. Retro Ruth

    Retro Ruth VFG Member Staff Member

    and me.
  5. Retro Ruth

    Retro Ruth VFG Member Staff Member

    Sigh, Time describe it as Intarsia knit.

    But this photo showing the reverse at the neck, shows it's stranded knitting, not intarsia. I mean, it may be a combination, the black sheep, may have been intarsia/stranded combined, and I'm wondering how they did the black eye on each sheep, but stranded is the main technique here.
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  6. Jonathan

    Jonathan VFG Member

    Every sweater had a black sheep - but it moved around. I know two people who have this sweater, but one has the black sheep on the arm, and the other one is on the left breast.
  7. Ranch Queen Vintage

    Ranch Queen Vintage Administrator

    Yes! I hadn't realized that previously, but at the beginning of the video (in the article) three different colors of this sweater are shown and you can see the varied placement.
  8. Jonathan

    Jonathan VFG Member

    I had read somewhere (but don't remember where) that they retired the black sheep from the location on Diana's sweater.
  9. What I love about this story is that the damaged jumper - showing evidence of wear and use - is likely worth more than the replacement, presumably undamaged one. Good thing the designer kept it all these years!

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  10. theopshoproc

    theopshoproc VFG Member

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