Audrey Hepburn’s Clothes Sell for Over $400,000 At Auction
Clothes owned by the late actress and style icon generate big bucks at an auction in London.
-Margeaux Baulch Klein
On Tuesday, Audrey Hepburn fans and clothing collectors alike packed into a London auction house for the chance to bid on over 35 dresses, hats, belts, and letters once owned by the actress.
The undisputable star attraction of the auction was a black lace Givenchy gown that she wore in the 1966 film How to Steal a Million, which sold for $120,000, more than three times its pre-sale estimate.
The items belonged to Tanja Star-Busmann, a lifelong friend of Audrey’s who would receive packages of cast-off designer clothes whenever Audrey decided to weed through her wardrobe.
“It was like Christmas 1000 times over,” Busmann told the New York Times of receiving the packages.
Fifty percent of the proceeds of the auction, which raised over $436,000, will be donated to the Audrey Hepburn Children’s Foundation and UNICEF. (Reuters)