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Kate Middleton's see-through dress sold at auction -See Photo

03/18/2011 by Olivia Allin

Kate Middleton has become a style icon since getting engaged to Prince William and this week, the see-through dress which allegedly started it all was sold at auction for $125,871, reports Yahoo.

In 2002, Middleton modeled the student-made outfit for a charity auction at St. Andrew's University. Middleton wore the sheer black silk dress over nothing but her underwear.

Prince William was sitting in the front row and in the fairy tale that has become their union, it's believed that this moment is the one where William saw Middleton as being potentially more than a friend.

The designer, textile student Charlotte Todd said she made the dress for $48 and that the "dress" was originally intended to be a skirt that would be worn over a slip.

The dress went up for auction on Thursday at Kerry Taylor Auction in England alongside two dresses that had been worn by Diana, Princess of Wales. Middleton's dress was bought by an unidentified British male buyer who's representation said, "He thinks it's an iconic piece. He's very happy."

Earlier in the month, it was reported that Middleton chose Sarah Burton of the Alexander McQueen fashion house has been chosen to design her royal wedding dress, but Burton and the company denied the claims, according to the Associated Press.

Fashion experts said the denial doesn't necessarily mean that it's not true because whoever had been chosen would be bound by the terms of the agreement to keep their role secret until Middleton walks down the aisle on April 29 at Westminster Abbey.

The ceremony is set to begin at 11 a.m. GMT, which is 6 a.m. ET, according to the official Twitter account to Clarence House. The wedding reception will be held at Buckingham Palace.

See a photo of designer Charlotte Todd with the infamous dress.

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