Audrey Hepburn's Oscar gown to be auctioned off

Friday November 4, 2011

Audrey Hepburn was the Hollywood icon who pioneered chic, classic glamour and now the "lucky dress" she wore on the night of her Oscar win will be auctioned off later this month.

The timeless ivory lace gown was made for the actress' starring role alongside Gregory Peck in the 1953 classic, Roman Holiday.

It was later adapted and was her dress of choice as she swept on stage to collect her Best Actress accolade for the same film in 1954.

The look was inspired by Hubert de Givenchy, who became her costume designer and was responsible for the little black number she so famously slipped into for Breakfast At Tiffany’s.

After the ceremony, Audrey gave the dress to her mother, Ella van Heemstra, who passed it on to a friend living in America.

Until now, the dress has been tucked away in a box in the bottom of a wardrobe.

The auction will be held on Tuesday November 29 in London.

The item is expected to fetch up to £60,000.

Photo: © Getty

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