Style: Personal Collection of Audrey Hepburn

Real Style can now be bought…but we know who wore it best!

Oh, how I’d love to own a piece of clothing that Audrey Hepburn had worn.

Audrey Hepburn and Mel Ferrer in 1956.  Photo: Paramount / Kobal / REX / Shutterstockon

If only I could afford to…if only I could fit into something – two major factors.  Or maybe I could just frame the dress from Breakfast at Tiffanys!

For fans it will be possible to purchase something special with Christie’s upcoming sale of the Personal Collection of Audrey Hepburn.  A sneak peek:

A behind-the-scenes glimpse of Christie’s upcoming sale The Personal Collection of Audrey Hepburn. Photo: Courtesy of Christie’s Images Ltd. 2017

‘It is with great joy that we seek to share her spirit, through this sale, and its related previews’ — Luca Dotti and Sean Hepburn Ferrer, Audrey Hepburn’s sons.

Among this precious cache are many pieces from Hepburn’s personal wardrobe, including a cocktail dress from her friend and favorite fashion collaborator Hubert de Givenchy, a classic Burberry trench, and a rainbow-hued selection of ballet flats.

Photographs, Hepburn’s annotated scripts, and more will also be offered for sale in London on September 27; if the Internet breaks that day, you’ll know why. Decades after her passing, Hepburn’s popularity only continues to grow.

Hepburn’s style is sure to have drawn many to her. “People have always talked about her grace, [and wondered], What was the secret of her elegance? What was her system? What was her style?,” says her son Sean Ferrer who, with his 20-year-old daughter, is writing a fashion book, slated for 2018, that will tackle these questions, though he believes that some answers will emerge at the Christie’s preview, “when people see not just iconic pieces of clothing, but also more intimate things, things that she wore on her off time or at home.”

Audrey Hepburn’s colorful ballet flats (estimates from $1,900). Photo: Courtesy of Christie’s Images Ltd. 2017

If the sale will offer fans a more complete picture of Hepburn, it sounds like it will free the family to move forward with their charitable efforts on their mother’s behalf. Things, Ferrer says, are static.  “As far as moving into the future, I don’t think things will help us, therefore it’s only fair that those who would like to have a keepsake of her can do so.”

It would make for a fabulous keepsake from one of the most loved actresses of all time.

Source for story: Laird Borrelli-Persson / Vogue Runway

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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