One of the most exciting auctions of the decade!
I'll be writing more about the expo in Paris and auction in London soon!
Above are just 2 of the historic pieces that will be part of the Audrey Hepburn and Givenchy lots.
A Givenchy domed jade green velvet hat, 1964, labelled and numbered 27305, the nine pom-pom streamers laced with crystal beads, 23cm, 9in tall; together with a photograph of Audrey wearing the hat, (2) Audrey was photographed by Cecil Beaton, US Vogue Aug 15, 1964 p.119. `little Oriental evening fantasies like this - bright jade green velvet with tassels of cut feathers, crystal beads (Miss Hepburn is mad about this one, plans to wear it often for late day and small dinners)'
The Givenchy haute couture black chantilly lace cocktail dress, worn in `How to Steal a Million', Audrey wears this ensemble in the Ritz bar scene of the film, where her character dons a matching lace face mask over glittery eye-makeup in order to disguise herself. Her attempt not to draw attention to herself in this stunning creation spectacularly failed! Hubert de Givenchy created a similar, though not identical, cocktail gown as part of the haute couture collection, Autumn-Winter 1966, model 432.
Kerry Taylor Auctions on Dec. 8
a full catalog can be viewed at www.kerrytaylorauctions.com
see you there!