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Tuesday, October 24, 2017, 

Audrey Hepburn's personal collection goes on sale at auction

Audrey Hepburn

London, 20 September 2017 (MIA) - An auction of items from Audrey Hepburn's personal collection starts on Tuesday. The lot includes a satin cocktail dress by Hepburn's main couturier, Hubert de Givenchy, a Burberry trench coat, a pair of leather ballet pumps, a swizzle stick from Cartier and an archive of photographs, DW reports.

Further highlights of the auction are the film scripts to some of her most popular works, including "Breakfast at Tiffany's," annotated by the Hollywood legend herself. 

Celebrity names have been making auction houses owners very happy lately. Earlier this September, a private collection of paintings owned by Vogue fashion photographer Mario Testino went to auction, raising almost 6.3 million pounds (7.1 million euros, $8.5 million) in total.

In 2006, the black gown worn by Audrey Hepburn as Holly Golightly in "Breakfast at Tiffany's" fetched 456,200 pounds. The personal items of the Hollywood legend are now being sent to auction by her family. 

"We are thrilled to have been entrusted with the sale of items from Audrey Hepburn's personal collection," said Adrian Hume-Sayer, director of private collections at Christie's.

"Her name is one that instantly resonates, and her appeal and relevance remain as strong today as they ever were. The sales will offer fans and collectors alike the opportunity to acquire unique personal objects which have never before been seen on the market, and which will undoubtedly offer new insights into the remarkable life of a remarkable woman," he added.

The online auction ends on October 4, and a live auction takes place on September 27 at Christie's in London. sk/11:51

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