If Breakfast at Tiffany´s is your favorite movie, every year you dress up as Holly Golightly and you would die for having her wardrobe, now you can be one step closer to achieving your dream. But yes, no one said it was cheap.
Christie's auction house has just announced that on September 27 it will put on sale a series of clothes and objects that belonged to Audrey Hepburn. Among those fashion treasures that were part of her personal wardrobe are some emblematic pieces that summarize the style's keys to the actress: a collection of colorful ballerinas, one of Burberry's classic trench coats and even a cocktail dress designed by her friend., the legendary couturier Hubert de Givenchy.
“The collection is an extraordinary archive that recalls the life and career of one of the most famous actresses of the 20th century through the objects that she collected, used and loved. This is the first time that these exceptional personal items, which until now were kept by the Adrey Hepburn family, will go on sale”, the organizers explain from their website.
To the satisfaction of the most cinephiles, personal items such as photographs, letters and even the original script of the film Breakfast at Tiffany´s are also part of the collection with notes that the actress wrote by hand, in turquoise blue ink, no more and no less.
Sean Ferrer, one of the children of an actress who died of cancer in 1993, has stated in an interview with Vogue magazine that part of the decision to put these objects up for auction was the fear that they would be forgotten.
"After 24 years we have decided what we want to keep and [what not], -we do not have so many houses to fill- and we hated the idea that things that will not be in an exhibition or that will not be used for supporting their charitable initiatives will be left behind in a warehouse,”said Ferrer.
Those who are out of budget for the auction will be able to enjoy at least a temporary exhibition organized by the auction house that will be open between 23 and 26 September at Christie's London headquarters.