Christie’s have held the auctions of the Personal Collection of Audrey Hepburn as a celebration of the life and career of arguably the most famous screen actress of the 20th century as a remarkable opportunity to explore Audrey Hepburn’s personal world, both on and off screen.
The expedition began with an earliest item – a 1940s black lacquered board suitcase, by Nedfabrikaat, as well as a contract for the London production of the hit Broadway musical ‘High Button Shoes,’ 1948-1949. Sabrina’s working script was offered, in addition to Breakfast at Tiffany’s script including the deleted scenes along with a signed publicity shot of Audrey Hepburn and George Peppard.
Her biggest hit, the Paris based comedy Thriller Charade’s script was estimated by £15,000-25,000. Audrey’s favorite black gowns designed by Givenchy for the party scene at Les Black Sheep Club, which were worn by her over and over, have been estimated by £50,000-80,000, not forgetting the Givenchy, Valentino Laurent, Yves Saint, Ferragamo, Burberry and Ralph Lauren stylish outfits. One of the most personal touching memorabilia was a letter from Katherine Hepburn to Audrey.
Christie’s is a s name and a place that speaks for an exceptional art, as it offers around 350 auctions annually in over 80 categories, including all areas of fine decorative arts, jewelry, photographs, collectibles, wine and more. It has a global presence in 46 countries around the world with 10 salerooms in London, New York, Paris, Geneva, Milan, Amsterdam, Dubai, Zürich, Hong Kong, and Shanghai.