Kelly Taylor Auctions in London specializes in antique and vintage
fashion and textiles. Their upcoming auction on December 8
includes an important Audrey Hepburn collection. Above photo
is Audrey in the Givenchy haute couture white point d’esprit ball gown
worn by Audrey in the opera scene of `Love in the Afternoon’, 1956
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Great old movie trailer…50’s Paris…
Givenchy haute couture black cloqué silk dress worn to
promote the film `Paris When it Sizzles’, 1962
Audrey Hepburn’s wardrobe is typified by simplicity and seemingly effortless elegance.
Aided and abetted by the young couturier Hubert de Givenchy, she became the
personification of chic elegance in the 1950s and 60s.
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Herring-bone tweed coat, circa 1956, un-labeled, double-breasted of brown,
black and grey flecked wool, re-lined in beige artificial silk; together with a
photograph of Audrey walking her Yorkshire terrier `Famous’ who had been a gift
of her husband Mel Ferrer when Audrey was filming `Love in the Afternoon’ in 1956
Richard Avedon portrait of Audrey taken when she filmed `Funny Face’, 1956
“To Tanja with my love”
Lots 283-331 are from the collection of Tanja Star Busmann who became friends with Audrey when she was a schoolgirl of 15 and Audrey was 21. It was 1951 and Audrey had moved to London to pursue her dream of becoming a ballerina. Tanja was probably Audrey’s first official fan and they remained lifelong friends. When Audrey had finished with her clothes she often passed them to Tanja and even asked Monsieur de Givenchy to leave larger seam allowances for this purpose. Boxes would arrive at Tanja’s door filled with to the brim with haute couture ball gowns, day suits and accessories. Tanja described this as their `fabulous tradition’.
Another look at Paris in the 50’s
A Givenchy haute couture turquoise cloqué silk cocktail gown
Audrey wore this dress to promote the film ‘Two for the Road’, which was released in 1967.
50% of the net sale proceeds of these lots will be donated go to The Audrey Hepburn Children’s Fund and Unicef for their joint venture ‘All Children in School’ which aims to provide 115,000,000 children worldwide, not currently in school with a basic education
Hope you enjoyed a Saturday at the movies…