Today the gown that Audrey Hepburn wore in the 1961 film Breakfast at Tiffany's was auctioned off at Christie's auction house in London for $807,000 (that's almost six times the highest sales estimate the dress had before the auction of $98,000 and $138,00).
The Givenchy black satin evening gown is floor length, has a slit on one side and a unique cut out decollete at the back.
Besides designing the clothing for Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany's Hubert de Givenchy also designed her clothes for Funny Face, Charade and continued to dress her for the rest of her life. Givenchy also dressed the likes of Grace Kelly, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and the Duchess of Windsor.
Today I have found some elegant black dresses that are reminiscent of Audrey Hepburn's dress...
This post was originally published on December 5, 2006.