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Kate Middleton Sexy See-Through Dress Delivers $125K (£78,000)

18 March 2011 10:11 AM, PDT | National Ledger | See recent National Ledger news »

The sexy see-through catwalk dress worn by Kate Middleton that caught the eye of Prince William has been sold for £78,000 (or $125,884).The 29-year-old bride-to-be wore the slip at a 2002 St Andrews University fashion show, where her fiancé was in the front row. Now the lingerie-style dress, which cost less than $50 to make, has gone under the hammer at the Kerry Taylor Auctions Passion for Fashion sale, alongside haute couture dresses worn by Princess Diana and lingerie from the Duchess of Windsor, Wallis Simpson's closet. Designer Charlotte Todd, 31, who has never met Kate and who made the piece as part of her university assignment called The Art of Seduction, said, "[It] is quite apt, really. I didn't know who Kate Middleton was and I didn't put her in it. It was just pure chance. "Everyone says that the fashion show was when the romance started and when she bagged her prince, so »

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Kate Middleton's Catwalk Dress Sells for More Than $125,000

17 March 2011 12:30 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

The see-through dress that is said to have sparked the royal romance of the century has gone under the hammer. The sheer number that Kate Middleton wore in a 2002 St. Andrews University fashion show sold at auction in London Thursday for a staggering £78,000 (or $125,884). At the Kerry Taylor Auctions Passion for Fashion sale, the lingerie-style dress - which cost less than $50 to make and was originally intended as a skirt - was displayed among haute couture dresses worn by Princess Diana and lingerie from the Duchess of Windsor, Wallis Simpson's closet. But thanks to its wearer, the skimpy little black »

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