A collection of 36 dresses and other key pieces worn by the classic movie star and fashion icon Audrey Hepburn are on show in Paris this week, ahead of a charity auction to be held at Sotheby's in London.
AFP - A collection of dresses and other wardrobe treasures worn by film star and style icon Audrey Hepburn is on show in Paris this week ahead of a charity auction at Sotheby's in London.
A black silk Givenchy dress she wore in the 1962 hit "Paris When it Sizzles" is among the 36 gowns up for sale at the December 8 auction that is expected to raise more than 110,000 euros (164,000 dollars), Sotheby's said.
Givenchy domed jade velvet hat
Audrey Hepburn, photographed for US Vogue, 1964.
Givenchy haute couture ball gown worn by the actress in "Love in the Afternoon", 1956
Hepburn gave this gown to her sister, who then passed it on to her nanny.
Bridal gown for Hepburn's marriage to James Hanson in 1952, which never took place.
Later, Hepburn asked her sister to give the dress to a bride who could not afford a dress.
Red and white striped knitted top, by Mark Croos, New York
Hepburn wore the sweater in "War and Peace", 1956
Hats, belts and plenty of Chanel handbags will be auctioned off, as will letters written by the late British star Hepburn during the filming of "Roman Holiday" with Gregory Peck in 1953.
The famous wardrobe items worn by the chic and svelte actress is on show in Paris on Tuesday and Wednesday ahead of the auction. Half of the proceeds from the sale will go to the Audrey Hepburn Children's Fund.
Hepburn's dresses have fetched high prices at previous auctions.
A pink cocktail dress she wore in the 1961 classic "Breakfast at Tiffany's" sold for 192,000 dollars in New York in 2007.
Date created : 2009-12-02