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Thursday, 10 December 2009

Audrey Hepburn Wardrobe Sold at Auction

Modern fascination with the stars of Hollywood means there's usually plenty to explore and discover about the fashion choices of the world's favorite celebs, from red carpet critique shows to gossip rags that seem to have a never-ending supply of dirt on designers and the silver screen players who love them. Some of the most revered figures in Hollywood history, however, no longer make their way down movie opening promenades or into fashionable bars and clubs. By far one of the greatest fashion legends in Tinsel Town is Audrey Hepburn, a star who dazzled audiences with her performances in a range of classic films, and who also lit up the imagination of onlookers with her often simple, understated, and undeniably elegant couture. Many items form the actress' much-loved wardrobe was auctioned off on Tuesday night at a standing-room-only event held in London by Kerry Taylor Auctions.
The event was full to the brim with admirers of the ate film star and fashion hounds intent on scooping up a piece of what was, in the 1950s and 60s, one of the most talked-about wardrobes in the world. Dresses in black, white, and pastels –the actress' favorite colors for womens' wear--, comprised many of the lots, with plenty of little black dresses, day dresses, and suits complementing the collection. Designers such as Hubert de Givenchy, who designed many of the pieces Hepburn wore in her movies, made ample appearances throughout the wardrobe, with classic styles celebrated with a sense of taste and refinement that is unmistakably reflective of Hepburn's poise and grace. One of the highlights of the show was a wedding dress created by the Fontana sisters for Hepburn's planned marriage to James Hanson, a wedding which did not actually take place. Hepburn requested that the dress be given to someone without the money to afford such a dress on their wedding day, and the recipient, an Italian woman, decided to add the dress to the auctioned collection to pass on the storied item.
Scores of accessories were also included in the auction, from quilted Chanel bags to impeccable flat-heeled shoes and impressive costume jewellery belts. Hepburn's renowned sense of style was, after all, as visible in her choice of accessories as it was in her clothing, with ample room for sparkling Swarovski crystals and bold, solid pieces that complemented her smooth and well-kept look. Exploring the possibilities of costume jewellery can quickly yield a one-of-a-kind collection that's bound to be remembered by friends and family. With a set of bangle bracelets and cuffs, silver necklaces, impressive drop earrings, fun cocktail rings, and other costume jewellery accessories, fashion mavens can stake their claim to creating their own enviable jewellery box well worthy of passing down through the generations –or drawing in the crowds at an estate sale. Hepburn's auction showed that the appeal of true style never dies, but continues to delight the eyes and minds of the fashion-savvy throughout time.

Audrey Hepburn in costume jewellery

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