Some 35 dresses, gowns, memorabilia and other treasures will be sold on December 8 at a London Sotheby’s auction — the largest public sale ever of clothing that belonged to the beloved actress. Here’s a sneak peak:
This photo by Richard Avedon.
The little black Chantilly lace Givenchy dress Ms. Hepburn wore in “How to Steal a Million.”
A wonderful black mod coat.
Her gorgeous white gown from “Love in the Afternoon.”
The Fontana Sisters gown she planned to wear to wed Lord James Hanson. (The wedding never happened, and the dress was carefully stored by one of the actress’ friends.)
The sale is expected to raise tens of thousands of dollars. Half of the proceeds will go to UNICEF, a charity the actress strongly supported.
Oh, I would love to be in London for this sale! I know I always ask you this every time I write about Audrey Hepburn. But I love to hear your answers: What is it about the actress that appeals to an entirely new generation of women?
One last thing: I’ve watched this clip so many times. I think it’s one of life’s treasures.