Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Fashion Flashback: Audrey Hepburn's Oscars Dress

 Audrey Hepburn's Oscars dress is estimated to bring in between $70K and $90K

The lace dress that Audrey Hepburn wore to the 1954 Academy Awards will be up for auction on November 29th.  The delicate dress was designed by the legendary Edith Head and was an adaptation of the dress Hepburn wore in the final scene of Roman Holiday, the performance for which she won that year's Best Actress Oscar.  Head also won an Oscar for costume design for the film.  It was one of the last designs she created for Hepburn, as shortly after that, Hepburn stated in her contract that Hubert de Givenchy would be the only one to design her costumes moving forward.

The auction, held by Kerry Taylor Auctions, will take place at La Galleria in London.  You can watch Audrey's acceptance speech at the Oscars here.  It's so cool to see -- she was presented the award by the hilarious Donald O'Connor, with an appearance by Gary Cooper from location in Mexico.  Thank God for YouTube! 

  The dress that inspired the Oscars dress.

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