Wednesday, 9 December 2009

Still a Passion For Audrey and Givenchy

A Givenchy haute couture black chantilly lace cocktail gown, worn by Audrey Hepburn in the 1966 film ‘How to Steal a Million' achieved £60,000 at the Kerry Taylor Passion For Fashion Auction in London yesterday, far surpassing its guide price of £20,000. The gown with wrap-over back, high neck and full skirt edged in a horsehair stiffened flounce is finished with a narrow black patent belt and matching crop jacket. Givenchy created a very similar cocktail gown as part of the house’s haute couture collection for A/W 1966. Even in recession there is clearly still a huge appetite in the market for clothing worn by iconic stars of style and screen such as Audrey Hepburn. A couture garment worn by a bona fide star might appear to be the epitome of designer and celebrity collaboration if market value is any indicator. 

photos Kerry Taylor Auctions

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