Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Little, Black Dress...


The black Givenchy dress worn by Audrey Hepburn in the film "Breakfast at Tiffany's sold at auction Tuesday for $807,000.

The price, paid by a telephone bidder, was almost six times the highest pre-sale estimate.

The iconic garment had been expected to fetch between $98,000 and $138,000 as part of a sale of film and television memorabilia at Christie's auction house in London.

Proceeds from the sale will go to the charity City of Joy Aid, which helps India's poor.

Hepburn wore the dress for one of her best-known roles, as eccentric Manhattan socialite Holly Golightly in the 1961 film adaptation of Truman Capote's novel.

The opening scenes of the film show Golightly in the dress emerging from a taxi on 5th Avenue with her brown-bag breakfast to ogle diamonds and luxury goods in the storefront windows of Tiffany & Co.


You've gotta admit... it was a great movie... and a great dress!!


At 2:35 PM, Blogger Karmyn R said...

If I had that kind of money - I'd buy ANYTHING from Breakfast at Tiffany's. - even her cigarette and especially CAAAAT.

One of my most favorites of all time!

At 12:09 AM, Blogger Ginger said...

Jod-wah!!! Do you remember when we went to Jill's house and watched "Breakfast At Tiffany's"??? That was the first time I ever saw it and got hooked!

P.S. Have you been on my blog lately? You've been tagged to share the "Six Wierdest Things" about yourself! :)

At 1:11 AM, Blogger Pamela said...

That tiny dress sold for what???

At 1:53 AM, Blogger MSUgal86 said...

Love Audrey!

and go to my blog for you have been tagged.

At 6:31 PM, Blogger Sher said...

Hmmm... I don't get it. Too much money for too little material. I guess I'm having trouble picturing what one does with a purchase like this. Hide it behind glass? Dress up in it???? I guess I'm not a romantic.


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