Not satisfied with starving herself into a gown once worn by Famous Tragically Dead Blonde Marilyn Monroe, Kim Kardashian has now picked up a bauble previously worn by Famous Tragically Dead Blonde Princess Diana.
At a recent Sotheby’s auction, Kardashian’s rep purchased the Attalah Cross, an amethyst pendant made by the Garrard jewelry company for Naim Attallah, CBE. Per a press release given to Page Six, the item is one-of-a-kind and was lent to Diana—the only person to ever wear it—on multiple occasions. She famously wore it on her own string of pearls at a charity event in London in 1987, and while it looks like the epitome of gaudy ’80s excess, it was apparently designed in 1920!
The Skims founder paid $197,453, apparently twice what the auction house expected it to fetch. “We are delighted that this piece has found a new lease of life within the hands of another globally famous name,” Kristian Spofforth, the head of jewelry at Sotheby’s London, shared in a statement obtained by Page Six. The auction is the piece’s first appearance in public since Diana’s death