Artfact Live! presents Passion for Fashion Auction including an Audrey Hepburn Collection Bid online exclusively through Artfact Live! on over 300 lots of fashion, including rare items from an Audrey Hepburn collection, in the Kerry Taylor Auctions' Passion for Fashion sale on December 8th
worn by Audrey in “How to Steal a Million”, 1966. This lace, high necked, full skirted gown and matching jacket come together with a photograph of Audrey wearing the ensemble. This costume appears in the Ritz bar scene of the film “How to Steal a Million”, where her character dons a matching lace face mask over glittery eye-makeup in order to disguise herself. Bidding for this piece begins at £7,500.
Other highlights of the sale include:
Lot 30: A fine Hermès black crocodile `Birkin' bag from 2000. It is fashioned from rich black crocodylus porosus, with gilt metal hardware and croc-covered padlock, fob and key. (Please note there are export restrictions on this lot outside the EU.) Bidding for this item begins at £9,000.
Lot 79: A printed silk gown, attributed to Poiret, circa 1912. The dress, made of grey crepe de chine with floral repeats in purple, red and white, features a wired lace collar, V neck bodice front, cuffs and hem edged in narrow ruffle, and a cummerbund-like sash in purple and gold satin at the waist with large bow at the back. The skirt front is held in a drape that falls to points at the sides, culminating in grey silk tassels which accent the narrow hobble-skirt. This piece is accompanied by a contemporary pencil sketch of a similar Poiret model and opens at £3,000.
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