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Lefteris Pitarakis / AP 1 / 10

LONDON (AP) -- A lavish white and gold ballet-inspired ball gown worn by Princess Diana has fetched $167,000 at a London auction.

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Kerry Taylor Auction said the strapless gown, which features gold sequins, rhinestones and pearl beads, was not designed for Diana -- but the royal chose it herself from a collection by her favorite designers, the Emanuels.

The auction house said Diana wore the dress, which came with a matching headband and optional sleeves, on various occasions.

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It said the dress' auction price exceeded initial estimates and went to an unidentified museum abroad.