Audrey Hepburn's clothes, 'Breakfast at Tiffany's' script head to auction

Some of Hollywood legend Audrey Hepburn's personal belongings are going up for auction.

A collection of Hepburn's clothing, as well as additional treasures associated with the star, will be presented at Christie's King Street headquarters in London on September 27.

"We are thrilled to have been entrusted with the sale of items from Audrey Hepburn's personal collection," Adrian Hume-Sayer, director of private collections at Christie’s said in a press release. "Her name is one that instantly resonates; her appeal and relevance remain as strong today as they ever were."

PHOTO: A powder compact with the monogram 'AHF' opens to reveal single compartment with a mirror to the lid and with original black slip case.  (Christie's Auction House )
PHOTO: A powder compact with the monogram 'AHF' opens to reveal single compartment with a mirror to the lid and with original black slip case. (Christie's Auction House )

"The sales will offer fans and collectors alike the opportunity to acquire unique personal objects," Hume-Sayer continued, "which have never before been seen on the market and which will undoubtedly offer new insights into the remarkable life of a remarkable woman."

The items were given to Christie's to auction by Hepburn's family.

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PHOTO: A double-breasted, 1980s Burberry coat with a leather buckled belt, lined in cotton/signature plaid will be among the items for sale.  (Christie's Auction House)
PHOTO: A double-breasted, 1980s Burberry coat with a leather buckled belt, lined in cotton/signature plaid will be among the items for sale. (Christie's Auction House)

Items from Hepburn's wardrobe include a blue, silk Givenchy dress where the bidding will start at just over $12,000 to $19,000, her Burberry trench coat listed at $7,600 to $10,000 and a selection of assorted colored ballet flats listed at $1,900.

PHOTO: A selection of Hepburn's ballet pumps in a variety of colors will go up for sale at Christie's auction. (Christie's Auction House )
PHOTO: A selection of Hepburn's ballet pumps in a variety of colors will go up for sale at Christie's auction. (Christie's Auction House )

A powder compact with the monogram "AHF," for Audrey Hepburn Ferrer, opens to reveal single compartment with a mirror to the lid and with original black slip case is estimated at $5,100 to $7,600.

A gold lighter engraved "For My Fair Lady, Gene Allen, December 1963" that was a gift from the art director of the 1964 film, will be priced at $3,800 to $6,300.

PHOTO: The bidding for Hepburn's sky blue Givenchy dress from Autumn/Winter 1988/67 will begin at at £10,000-15,000, or just over $12,000 American dollars.  (Christie's Auction House )
PHOTO: The bidding for Hepburn's sky blue Givenchy dress from Autumn/Winter 1988/67 will begin at at £10,000-15,000, or just over $12,000 American dollars. (Christie's Auction House )

Perhaps one of the most exciting item up for grabs is Hepburn's working script for "Breakfast at Tiffany's."

The script, dated August 3, 1960, includes handwritten annotations made by Hepburn herself during her portrayal of Holly Golightly.

PHOTO: Audrey Hepburn's working script for the 1961 Paramount production 'Breakfast at Tiffany's,' dated August 3, 1960. (Christie's Auction House)
PHOTO: Audrey Hepburn's working script for the 1961 Paramount production 'Breakfast at Tiffany's,' dated August 3, 1960. (Christie's Auction House)
PHOTO: Audrey Hepburn photographed by the late Bud Fraker (1916-2002) in 1956.  (Bud Fraker/Christie's )
PHOTO: Audrey Hepburn photographed by the late Bud Fraker (1916-2002) in 1956. (Bud Fraker/Christie's )

Original, professional photography of Hepburn will be up for auction as well.

The live auction begins in London on September 27. The online auction takes place from September 19 to October 3.

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