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Kate Middleton's Charity Show Dress Sells For More Than $125,000

The sheer, lingerie-style piece that Kate Middleton donned in 2002 at a St. Andrews University charity fashion show sold at the Kerry Taylor Auctions Passion for Fashion sale in London on Thursday for £78,000—roughly $125,884. The dress was originally designed by Charlotte Todd to be a skirt for a course assignment at St. Andrews called The Art of Seduction. The title was an omen for the subsequent romance between Prince William and Middleton, which allegedly sparked when the prince was drawn to his classmate as she strutted the catwalk in the revealing outfit, and for charity's sake. Though the dress cost less than $50 to make and was displayed next to stunning haute-couture dresses worn by Princess Diana, it was still the most-buzzed-about item at the auction.