Natalie Portman's Oscar gown sells for $50K

The stunning couture dress from the 1954 Christian Dior Spring Collection has been sold for $50,000 on

Natalie Portman was snapped on the red carpet just last month wearing the gown for the 84th Annual Academy Awards in LA.  

The eye-catching red and black dress is a perfect example of how vintage haute couture is still in demand nearly sixty years after it was made.

The New York Post identifies the buyer as 'an unknown British couture collector'.

The actress's ensemble for the Oscars was put together by stylist Kate Young, who was recently named as one of 'Hollywood's Most powerful Stylists' by the Hollywood Reporter.  

And with other big names like Michelle Williams and Rachel Weisz to add to the list of her clientele, we can definitely see that Natalie Portman was in good hands.

Kate Young told, "She was actually going to wear another dress, but then I got a call from the woman at Rare Vintage and she was like, "You should see this dress for Natalie." So we went and she put it on, and it needed zero alterations, and Natalie was like, "This was meant to be, wasn't it?" And I said, "I guess it was."

The dress was chosen and borrowed from fashion dealer Rare Vintage for the Oscars Ceremony, the celebrity red carpet event of the year.

To compliment the gown, Ms Young added a Harry Winston statement diamond necklace, drop diamond earrings and a Charlotte Olympia black box clutch - the epitome of elegance.

Congratulations to the new owner - what a dress to add to your collection!

The Oscars Academy Awards 2012