Charlotte Todd is credited with designing the dress that made Prince William fall in love with Kate Middleton, and because of its role in royal history, she said she’d never sell it. Well, she lied. Todd auctioned it off earlier today for £60,000 or about $105,000.
The dress, a sheer bit of nothing intended to be worn as a skirt, was made for Middleton to wear in a student fashion show at the University of St. Andrews in 2002. When it was announced that it would go to auction last month, it was expected to get about $16,000, which, you know, is a pretty good amount of money to spend on a garment you can see straight through. Instead, it went for almost seven times that amount. The person who bought it remains unnamed.
Commission for the Kerry Taylor auction house included, the dress went for $126,000. Todd told Reuters she’ll use to the money to buy a house with her husband. And while we can’t blame her for wanting to be a property owner, (because home ownership is an admirable goal), selling the dress kind of makes her a hypocrite. A more affluent hypocrite, but a hypocrite all the same.