Audrey Hepburn Gowns up for Auction

13 Nov

Iconic Givenchy Gown Up for Bid

Audrey Hepburn will be forever known for her elegant, yet classic style. The legendary actress had almost a sixth sense when it came to accentuating her best features and minimizing any flaws.

As Holly Golightly in Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Hepburn made the little black dress a timeless necessity in every woman’s wardrobe. The actress was also famous for perfectly accessorizing outfits whether it was over-sized sunglasses, a string of pearls, or even a tiara.

Fans of Audrey Hepburn can experience her style at an upcoming specialty auction to be held by Kerry Taylor Auctions in London on December 8th. The auction includes 36 items of clothing from 1953 to the late 60’s, as well as  accessories like hats and belts.

Movie items up for bid include a Givenchy black cloqué silk gown worn in Paris When it Sizzles in 1964 (estimated to sell for between $17,000 to $25,000 US), and a Chantilly lace cocktail gown from How to Steal a Million filmed in 1966. Fifty percent of the sale proceeds will be donated to the Audrey Hepburn Children’s Fund.

Update: The collection of Audrey Hepburn gowns has exceeded pre-sale estimates selling for $435,180 at auction. The highest price ($97,270) was paid for the Givenchy lace cocktail gown from How to Steal a Million.

Audrey Hepburn’s Influence on Fashion

If you can’t get enough of Audrey Hepburn, check out the new book release, Audrey Hepburn: International Cover Girl, by Scott Brizel. The book is a collection of more than 600 magazine covers with an accompanying biography tracing Audrey Hepburn’s image, style, and influence.

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