More than 20 years since the passing of Audrey Hepburn, the star’s style is still at the cutting-edge of chic, with Victoria Beckham, Olivia Wilde, and Taylor Swift all crediting her as a major influence. Now Hepburn aficionados can own an item of the beloved British icon’s personal belongings, which will go on auction at Christie’s in London on September 27.
Items on offer include a blue silk cocktail dress with a satin fringe designed by Hubert de Givenchy for the Fall 1966 collection, which she wore to promote Two for the Road, and which is estimated to reach US$20,000. Also included in the lot are a classic camel Burberry trenchcoat and an assortment of ballet flats from her time as a ballerina in Brussels. The Christie’s offering also includes photographs from her personal archives, such as a portrait by Vanity Fair signed by esteemed fashion photographer Steven Meisel, and a lighter with the words “For My Fair Lady” scribbled on the cap. What’s more, an annotated script from Breakfast at Tiffany’s is estimated to raise paddles to US$101,000.
Christie’s knows firsthand that Hepburn’s demure and feminine wardrobe is a hot commodity. In 2006, the black satin Givenchy dress the actor wore in Breakfast at Tiffany’s sold for US $577,638 at Christie’s South Kensington.
The auction will take place at Christie’s King Street on September 27, alongside an online auction, which will begin bidding from September 19 to October 3. The auction will be preceded with an exhibition from September 23.