Audrey Hepburn’s Private Collection Auction: Dreams Do Come True

Audrey Hepburn… When we hear her name, it instantly resonates, with her picture in our heads as strong today as it ever were. She is one of the most well-known stars in the history of film and fashion, and the inspiration for women all around the world. Have you ever dreamed of owning one of...

Audrey Hepburn… When we hear her name, it instantly resonates, with her picture in our heads as strong today as it ever were. She is one of the most well-known stars in the history of film and fashion, and the inspiration for women all around the world.

Have you ever dreamed of owning one of her personal items? Your dream came true as a flagship auction was held at Christie’s King Street headquarters in London on September 27th, with an online sale until October 3rd.

This is the first time her belongings were offered for sale, after being owned by Audrey Hepburn’s family, on a night celebrating the renowned film actress.

What did the auction include?

The auction included more than 250 items from Audrey Hepburn’s personal stuff that have never been seen on the market, and the majority of which date from between 1953 and 1968.   

Her sons, Luca Dotti and Sean Hepburn Ferrer declare: “In an effort to include all those who have felt affection towards her, we have selected a collection of items to share with her ever-growing base of admirers. It is with great joy that we seek to share her spirit, through this sale, and its related previews, with all of those who have enjoyed her films and her sense of style, and who have followed her humanitarian legacy.”

My Fair Lady, 1964, Gene Allen, a Cigarette Lighter. 2×5 cm long.
Estimate £3,000-5,000.

Gigi, 1951-1952 a swizzle stick, Cartier, around 1950, 10.5 cm long.
Estimate £2,000-3,000

From her wardrobe

The auction presented a unique opportunity to view and acquire items from the star’s personal wardrobe.

Few pairs of leather ballet pumps, which she wore throughout her life.
Estimate Sale: £1,500

Did you notice the famous 1980s Burberry raincoat she wore in Breakfast at Tiffany’s?
Estimate Sale: £6,000-8,000

Pale blue cloque satin cocktail gown, Givenchy couture, autumn-winter 1966-67, worn by Audrey Hepburn in Two for the Road.
Estimate Sale: £10,000-15,000

Of course she owned Louis Vuitton bags… And now they can be yours!
Estimate Sale: £10,000-15,000

Photography

The auction also featured Audrey Hepburn’s personal archive of photographs of her life or film career.

Funny Face, 1957, Bud Fraker (1916-2002), Audrey Hepburn, around 1956, 34.9 x 27.3 cm. Estimate Sale: £1,000-1,500

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