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auction, Events, fashion, Givenchy

The hammer strikes tomorrow

No Comments 28 September 2017

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?

4 Comments 20 September 2017

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

1 Comment 15 September 2017

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

1 Comment 14 September 2017

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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Another huge Audrey Hepburn auction

1 Comment 22 June 2017

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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auction, Events, exhibit, fashion, Givenchy

a missed exhibit

No Comments 13 July 2010

I’m busy working on improving the website for you, but while searching for a lost picture, I stumbled across this sweet blog. It’s very nice overall, but here’s one thing I missed completely: an Audrey exhibit in Paris last year! To coincide with the auction of still more costumes and personal wardrobe, an exhibit was set up at the end of last year in Paris, and the author of Parisian Party of course went. And took very gorgeous pictures, and knows her stuff. I don’t want to swipe any of her pictures, so you’ll just have to visit her site for yourself. Link directly to the Audrey exhibit here.

Speaking of things I’ve missed, when the most famous dress in the world, the long black Breakfast at Tiffany’s dress, was auctioned in 2006 it was widely publicised when someone wore it.

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Events, exhibit, fashion, Givenchy

Givenchy still has the eye

3 Comments 10 June 2010

At the age of 83, Hubert de Givenchy is still very active in the world of fashion. Though he may have sold his couture house to LVMH, he is still only truly at home when he is designing, talking about design – or curating an extraordinary collection of gowns in a French chateau.

Running now through August 17, if you are around the Lorraine region of France, feel free to drop by Château de Haroué, a modest 82 room bungalow (chateau actually means castle in French, and the French do not use that term lightly!). It is there that you will find a carefully chosen bevy of gowns designed by Paris’s most renowned designers: Balenciaga, Venet, and Givenchy himself. The surroundings are astounding, the gowns are divine, and as an added bonus, the long black column dress Audrey Hepburn wore in the beginning credits of Breakfast at Tiffany’s – Givenchy’s own copy, and one of the three originals – will be on display for your pleasure.

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fashion, Givenchy, Gossip

The It Dress

4 Comments 01 June 2010

Hello strangers! I have not forgotten you, never fear. Instead, I’ve been busy. As usual. Amongst this busyness is completely revamping the website from the ground up, so rest assured that this is for your benefit. 🙂

Anyway, my friend Natalia sent me a fantastic little article this morning, and I just had to share. A recent survey was taken out on the most iconic female screen outfit of all time, and Holly Golightly’s long black evening gown beat out some stiff competition to come out on top. The long little black dress even beat Marilyn Monroe’s unforgettable halter neck dress from The Seven Year Itch and Keira Knightley’s stunning green gown from Atonement.

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Audrey Auctions

5 Comments 04 October 2009

Now that I’m laid up in bed for a day, I have time to share some auction news with you! (Before I must finish some homework, that is.) First, Lyon & Turnbull in London just had a rather large Modern and Contemporary Art auction yesterday, and featured a few pictures of Audrey photographed by Bob Willoughby and a couple other photographers. From what I can tell, two of the five prints were sold, and went for £400 and £600, not a bad price!

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Books, fashion, Givenchy, style

How to be your own fashion guru

1 Comment 29 October 2007

There are no two ways around it: Audrey Hepburn is a style icon. But what makes her an icon? What can you do to be your own style icon? According to Nina Garcia’s new book, The Little Black Book of Style, you just have to be yourself. What makes the great fashion icons Audrey, Jackie O., Marilyn Monroe stand out from the crowd is the fact that they ultimately forgot about what was in fashion from season to season and focused on what worked best for them, building their own style. Garcia and Givenchy think the same: both have said that anyone can be in fashion, buying the latest looks, but not everyone has style, knowing what works for them and making it their own.

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