There isn?t a little black dress more famous (and more iconic) than the gorgeous Hubert de Givenchy creation worn by Audrey Hepburn in the 1961 film Breakfast at Tiffany?s.
The Blake Edwards film ?Breakfast at Tiffany?s?, adapted from the Truman Capote novella, was a certified hit when it was released and continues to be a well-loved film classic today, introducing to women of all generations the delightful character of Holly Golightly, played to perfection by Audrey Hepburn.
The famous dress which came out in the film?s opening scene was designed by Givenchy to fit Hepburn?s ?impossible? 34A-20-34 measurements like a glove. The famous opening scene sees Hepburn, wearing the iconic dress, emerge from a taxi onto a deserted Fifth Avenue in New York during the early morning, peering through the window of jewelry store Tiffany’s while munching on her breakfast out of a brown paper bag.
Needless to say, the dress (and the role) catapulted Hepburn into stellar fame. One of the world?s best-loved actresses, she spent her later years traveling as a goodwill ambassador for Unicef, passing away in January 1993 from colon cancer at the age of 63.
But the good news today is that ?that dress? is now to go on sale, and for a good cause too. On December 5th, Holly Golightly?s black dress will be part of Christie?s annual film and entertainment sale in London.
Proceeds from the auction will go to an Indian charity organisation, City Of Joy Aid, which helps underprivileged children in Kolkata.
The dress is expected to fetch between ?50,000 and ?70,000.