How many times has Audrey Hepburn been your style icon? We love that she had the same habit of buying every variation of her favourite items!
We all know what it’s like when you find an item of clothing you love, and want to stock up in every colour. And it seems ultimate style icon Audrey Hepburn was no different.
This September, Christie’s will be auctioning off several items from Audrey’s personal wardrobe, and this includes a collection of her beloved shoe style – a pair of ballet flats.
Audrey loved the shoes so much she had a yellow, red, green, blue and, of course, a classic black pair!
What else is being sold?
The items up for auction have remained in the ownership of Hepburn’s family, until now. The collection includes items which are estimated to fetch from £100 to £80,000.
Alongside Audrey’s impressive shoe collection is a Burberry trench coat and a blue satin cocktail dress by Hubert de Givenchy – one of her favourite designers.
Credit: Christie’s Auction House
Audrey’s own annotated copies of film scripts from her best-loved films, including Breakfast at Tiffany’s, will also be up for auction.
Audrey’s family have said that selling the collection gives them the opportunity to ‘pass on to future generations’.
Luca Dotti and Sean Hepburn Ferrer, Audrey’s sons, said: “We are honoured to entrust Christie’s with this sale and it is with great joy that we wish to share her spirit, through this sale, and its related previews, with all who have enjoyed her films, her sense of style and followed her humanitarian legacy.”
Christie’s describe the collection as “an extraordinary archive, chronicling the life and career of one of the most famous screen actresses of the 20th century, through the lens of the objects she collected, loved and used.”
When does the auction take place?
The auction will take place in at Christie’s King Street headquarters in London on 27 September. It will mark 24 years since Audrey’s death. An online sale will also open on 19 September and will be open until the 3 October. If you don’t have the money to snap one of the items up but are still curious, Christie’s is holding a public exhibition of the items from 23 September.