auction, Events

Breakfast at Tiffany’s broke another record!

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Breakfast at Tiffany's script in LAWhile Christie’s has provided a sales number for the live auction held at their London flagship location, the online auction is ongoing, with the last items ending October 9. News is still scarce, but what I can say for certain is that Breakfast at Tiffany’s now holds the records for most expensive costume from a film, and most expensive film script ever sold at auction!

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auction, Events, fashion, Givenchy

The hammer strikes tomorrow

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Timeless Audrey in BerlinIn case you’re an Audrey Hepburn fan without internet access, who doesn’t watch the news or read the papers, or have just woken up after an extremely long – and hopefully fulfilling – nap, you might not be aware of a large collection of Audrey’s personal items finishing going to auction at Christie’s London tomorrow. A lot of the items being sold live at auction, or at the ongoing internet auction that started September 19th and will continue until tomorrow, were once used in the traveling Timeless Audrey exhibit. After receiving Christie’s catalog for the auction today, it hit harder than ever that the era of Timeless Audrey is done.

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auction, Events, fashion, Givenchy

Who really made the black and white Sabrina gown?

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Sabrina gown at Profiles in HistoryAs I’d said before, I’m really, incredibly happy to see the iconic Sabrina dress in the public eye. It hasn’t been getting quite as much attention as the Christie’s auction happening at the end of the month, but I’m sure the excitement will just build – besides, we still have about three weeks until the Debbie Reynolds & Carrie Fisher auctions begin!

While we’re all thrilled that the Sabrina gown has been found and shown to us again, what’s even more exciting is that the auction house, Profiles in History, appear to have also settled a 60 year old debate: who really made the couture frocks Audrey Hepburn wore in Sabrina?

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auction, Events, fashion, Givenchy

The Personal Collection of Audrey Hepburn at Christie’s Los Angeles

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Academy Award and Burberry trench coatAs you should all know by now, Audrey’s two sons are auctioning off a large portion of their mother’s items that they had been fighting over for years. From what I’d heard, the contested belongings were sitting in a storage space here in L.A., and thanks to the courts intervening, they have agreed to sell a lot of things. (If you need more detail, there’s always this post.) Christie’s Los Angeles location had a small assortment of items soon going on the block available for the public to view for three days, so off I went yesterday to look. Here’s some photos for you.

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auction, Events, fashion, Featured, Givenchy

The iconic black and white ballgown from Sabrina is going to auction

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I had completely forgotten that Debbie Reynolds, whom we recently lost, had the divine Givenchy-designed organza dress with detachable train from Sabrina in her collection. But now that she and her daughter Carrie Fisher are gone – something that’s still hard to grasp – some of their items are going to auction next month.

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Crafts, fashion, Givenchy, inspiration, lookalikes, sewing, style

Audrey Hepburn sewing patterns for 2017

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It’s been quite a while since we’ve had one of these, hasn’t it?

I know it’s a little early to be considering Halloween costumes, but it’s always a good time to look for good sewing patterns, if you’re the crafty sort, and always a good time to expand your wardrobe! I personally love sewing and will be studying fashion (again) in the fall, so I went through all of the major patternmakers’ catalogs available in the US and found some good patterns available right now. If you’re interested in expanding your sewing skills, or even to start sewing at home, have a look at these patterns and maybe give one a try.

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auction, Events, fashion, Givenchy, style

Another huge Audrey Hepburn auction

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What’s this? Fab Audrey is back, and there’s a huge auction of Audrey’s personal belongings? Wonders never cease!

Hello, friends, it’s good to be back. I’ve missed you all. And what better reason to come back than to share a ton of information on an upcoming auction of Audrey Hepburn’s belongings, coming our way at the end of September.

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behind the scenes, Films

How did they do that?

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web7_1Since the chocolate advert that brought Audrey back to life aired last weekend, people have been abuzz over the commercial. Some think it’s classic and timeless, while others cringe and simply ask why. Most of all, people ask, how? How on earth did the creators make a new Audrey Hepburn that seemed so lifelike and interacted with real actors, yet wasn’t real?

I’ve watched the ad quite a few times and still couldn’t figure it out – until I found this article on The Verge.

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Events, stage adaptations, theatre

Breakfast at Tiffany’s on the stage (yet again)

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bat bwaySo far we have the original novella by Truman Capote (1958), the film with Audrey Hepburn (1961), a musical (1966), and a West End production (2009). Opening next month on Broadway is yet another incarnation of Breakfast at Tiffany’s, this time starring Emilia Clarke of Game of Thrones fame.

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Events, exhibit, Givenchy

She Wore Givenchy…

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hepburn_648It seems London has all the good gallery shows lately! I received notice recently that some new, never before seen photographs from a lost photo shoot in 1964 will be on display in London starting today and running through April 7th. The exhibit is called She Wore Givenchy…An Hour at the Ritz, Paris, 1964, and was photographed by Angela Williams.

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