Audrey Hepburn outfits to be auctioned

The 'My Fair Lady' star's collection, dating from 1953 to the late 1960s, includes more than 30 outfits worn by her, with several pieces by her favourite designer, Hubert de Givenchy, reported The Telegraph. The items will be sold by Kerry Taylor Auctions over three days in December this year at the Royal Opera Arcade on Pall Mall, London.

"We are very excited to have been chosen to handle this historic auction. Hardly any Audrey Hepburn clothing has come onto the market in the past and the few pieces that have went on to sell for six figures," said Taylor.

The sale will include a blue cloqué silk cocktail dress from Givenchy's Autumn-Winter 1966 collection, estimated at 10,000 to £15,000 pounds, a black silk dress which Hepburn wore in publicity photographs for the 1962 film, 'Paris When it Sizzles', also expected to fetch up to 15,000 pounds; and a black Chantilly lace cocktail dress which she wore in the 1966 film 'How to Steal a Million', estimated at between 8,000 and 12,000 pounds.

The collection, which is being auctioned by a close friend of Hepburn's to whom she gave many of her outfits, also includes designs by Valentino and the Elizabeth Arden dress she wore when she met her first husband, Mel Ferrer, the actor and director, in 1953.

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