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Audrey Outfits to be Auctioned in December

Posted: 12th October, 2009

A number of outfits that once belonged to Audrey Hepburn are to be sold at auction in December. The outfits, which include designs by Givenchy, Valentino and Elizabeth Arden, are to be auctioned by Kerry Taylor Auctions in London on behalf of a close friend of Audrey.

The auction will include a cocktail dress worn by Audrey in the movie How to Steal a Million, a dress worn in publicity shots for Paris When it Sizzles, and a silk cocktail dress from Givenchy's 1966 Autumn-Winter collection. These dresses have been valued around £8,000 - £15,000, but even in the current economic climate, somebody with more money than sense is likely to pay well above these prices for them. No doubt to end up as a marketing gimmick or hidden away in someone's private collection - it's unlikely any real fan will purchase them.

As yet, there doesn't seem to be many details available about the auctions. The official website of the auctioneers doesn't list this sale - yet. We'll post more details when we have them.

9 Comments

  1. rating1. Anna said...
    This SHOULD NOT HAPPEN! let her family keep them or put them on display, make a musemen!
  2. rating2. Michel from Canada said...
    I totally agree with the two options proposed by Anna. However, since the person presently owning these collector's items is not identified, let us not judge too fast. Maybe, this unknown person is experiencing financial difficulties and needs the money that the auction will bring to him (or her). Instead, let us watch who will acquire these dresses and what this person will do afterwards . . .

    Michel from Canada,
  3. rating3. Kristin said...
    I also agree with Anna. You won't get another chance to auction off all the clothes that she wore, once thier all out. I think that they should make a musuem, all about Audrey Hepburn!
  4. rating4. amani damerji said...
    i think that should make a musuem , all about audrey
  5. rating5. Mike Gannon said...
    Audrey was as loving and caring as she was beautiful and talented. While a museum dedicated to her would be a wonderful idea, I think that Audrey would have liked to see these items go to a worthy cause. She spent much of her life dedicated to Children and this was completely in line with her own heart-felt hopes....to help children.
    A true beauty, inside and out! God bless her!
  6. rating6. sam from China said...
    the money should used for the poor children all around the world
  7. rating7. Alicia from Nebraska USA said...
    I think they should make a museum of Audrey and the proceeds to go to the childrens funds! That way her fans can appreciate/remember her while still contributing to something she loved.
  8. rating8. Jillian said...
    they should not be doing that her clothing is very classy and elegant it does not deserve to go to these snobby people. no one will ever be the same as Audrey
  9. rating9. shizuka from japan said...
    i think audreys clothes should not be auctioned they should be kept as memories

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