Heritage

Here's How You Can Own Audrey Hepburn's Prized Possessions

Clothing and personal items that belonged to the style icon will be showcased by Christie's this fall.
IMAGE CHRISTIE'S
Comments

Good news for devoted Audrey Hepburn fans! A collection of the beloved star's clothes and personal items will go up for sale for the first time later this year.

Christie's has confirmed that a flagship auction, featuring pieces from Hepburn's extensive personal wardrobe, will take place in London this September, 24 years after her death.

Items in the sale, which have remained in the ownership of Hepburn's family, are estimated to start at £100 and reach up £80,000. Key fashion pieces include a Burberry trench coat, with an estimated price tag of £6,000-8,000, a selection of her ballet flats, and a blue satin cocktail dress by Hubert de Givenchy, one of Hepburn's favorite designers.


ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW


Hepburn's personal archive of photographs will also be sold alongside film memorabilia.Hepburn was known to use turquoise ink to make notes about her characters and an annotated script from Breakfast at Tiffany's is predicted to fetch £60,000-80,000.

For her family, the sale provides an opportunity to "pass on to future generations."

ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW

"In an effort to include all who partake in these feelings for her, we have selected a collection of items to share with her ever-growing base of admirers," Hepburn's sons Luca Dotti and Sean Hepburn Ferrer commented. "We are honored to entrust Christie's with this sale and it is with great joy that we wish to share her spirit, through this sale, and its related previews, with all who have enjoyed her films, her sense of style and followed her humanitarian legacy."


ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW

As one of the world's most admired fashion icons, it's likely the one-of-a-kind sale will create quite a buzz at the auction house. In December 2006, a black satin evening gown designed by Givenchy for Hepburn's most famous character, Holly Golightly, was sold by Christie's for £456,200. The dress was expected to reach no more than £70,000.

The auction will take place at Christie's King Street headquarters on September 27, alongside an online sale which will be open for bidding from September 19 through October 3. The collection will be on view to the public in an exhibition at Christie's from September 23.

From: Harper's BAZAAR UK

This story originally appeared on Townandcountrymag.com.
* Minor edits have been made by the Townandcountry.ph editors.

Comments
View More Articles About:
Recommended Videos
About The Author
Katie Jones
View Other Articles From Katie Jones
Comments
Latest Stories
 
Share
Launched in 1901, the original Mercedes 35 HP marked the new age of automobiles.
 
Share
They’re pushing the boundaries of philanthropy by incorporating sustainable practices.
 
Share
Impeccable taste seems to be a royal family trait.
 
Share
From how quickly you should send a thank-you note to the perils of re-gifting.
 
Share
Billionaire senators Villar and Pacquiao retain the top spots.
 
Share
Former Hearst CEO, Frank Bennack, shares lessons learned from 28 years in the C-suite.
 
Share
 
Share
The flying shots were filmed last, "in case of an accident." And on the very last day, for a moment, Andrews thought her luck was "going to run out."
 
Share
"This year, it resonates in a different way because now, I’m a father."
Load More Articles
CONNECT WITH US