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Audrey Hepburn's dresses on display in Paris

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Text by News Wires

Latest update : 2009-12-02

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.


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

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