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LOTS IN THE AFTERNOON: The black Givenchy haute couture chantilly lace cocktail dress worn by Audrey Hepburn in “How to Steal a Million” sold for 60,000 pounds, or $97,676, during a sale of her wardrobe in London on Tuesday, held by Kerry Taylor Auctions in association with Sotheby’s. Vintage dealers and Hepburn enthusiasts gathered at La Galleria on Pall Mall to bid for a 36-piece collection, which sold in total for 268,320 pounds, or $436,883. Top lots included a Givenchy haute couture black silk dress worn to promote “Paris When It Sizzles,” which sold for 16,800 pounds, or $27,346; a satin ivory bridal gown designed by the Fontana Sisters in 1952 for the actress’ marriage to James Hanson — which never took place — sold for 13,800 pounds, or $22,443, and a Mark Cross red and white stripped cotton Breton top sold for 7,200 pounds or $11,721. Rachel Spencer of HeirLoomCouture.com, who purchased a white Givenchy haute couture ball gown worn by Hepburn in 1956 in the opera scene of “Love in the Afternoon,” said, “I plan to use the dress for inspiration or I may sell it.” Half the net sale proceeds will be donated to The Audrey Hepburn Children’s Fund and UNICEF for their join venture called “All Children in School.”


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