Christie’s to auction Audrey Hepburn’s personal belongings

Your chance to own a piece from the star’s coveted wardrobe collection

By Carla Griscti 07/05/2018

In the third and final auction of Audrey Hepburn’s estate, the Hollywood legend and glamorous style icon’s personal belongings are set to go under the hammer at Christie’s this week.

Following on from last year’s hugely successful sales, the auction will include over 200 coveted pieces from the archive of one of the most treasured screen actresses of the 20th century, including clothing, jewellery, photography and film memorabilia.

Admirers and fans will get the chance to take a sneak peek into her private world through the lens of her personal wardrobe, with designer pieces the actress famously wore and loved, including a Giorgio Armani black velvet evening jacket, a 1960’s Christian Dior mink hat, a Bulgari cigarette case, a Louis Vuitton make-up bag and a pair of her signature pearl earrings, which are expected to fetch between £8,000/AU$14,000 and £12,000/AU$21,000.


The black velvet sequined evening jacket by Giorgio Armani, 1980. Photo: Christies


A pair of paste pendant earrings by Kenneth Jay Lane, 1980. Photo: Christies

Speaking to Tatler, Hepburn’s sons, Luca Dotti and Sean Hepburn Ferrer, commented: “Having taken 25 years to be ready to share our mother’s personal world, we were truly touched by the global response to Part I and II of her collection. It is with pleasure that we now present Part III – a further group of her belongings that we feel will be of interest to her ever-growing base of admirers.”

The first auction of the collection took place last September, and took £4.3/AU$7.7 million – over seven times the original estimate. Hepburn’s script for Breakfast at Tiffany’s, complete with her own annotations, came in with the highest bid, fetching over £600,000/AU$1200,000.

You can bid in the auction until May 9. You can register online at christies.com

ADVERTISE WITH US

Subscribe to the Newsletter

Stay Connected

You may also like.

Robb Read: Diamonds Aren’t Forever

Deep in the outback, the world’s largest diamond mine has produced the most spectacular pink stones ever unearthed. But as the last of them are extracted, what will the future hold for Argyle pinks?

By Mark Ellwood

07/12/2020

Tiffany’s Earnings Increased by 52 Per Cent In Q3

Thanks to strong sales in China and South Korea.

By Martin Lerma

26/11/2020

Invest In Bold, Colourful And Graphic Jewellery This Season

Whether vintage or contemporary, aim for eye-catching.

By Paige Reddinger

23/11/2020

Meet The Man Making Diamonds Out Of Thin Air

British entrepreneur Dale Vince’s SkyDiamonds will be the world’s first carbon-negative stones.

By Rachel Cormack

11/11/2020

This 102-Carat Diamond Just Broke Online Sales Records

And it’s still being considered a bargain.

By Paige Reddinger

06/10/2020

Buy the Magazine

Subscribe to Robb Report today!

Subscribe today

Stay Connected