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Audrey Hepburn's cocktail dress sells for 60,000

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The dress fetched three times the auctioneers' estimate

A cocktail dress worn by Audrey Hepburn in the 1966 film How to Steal a Million has been sold at auction for £60,000.

The Chantilly lace outfit, by Hepburn's favourite designer Hubert de Givenchy, was among dozens of her dresses, hats, belts and letters being sold.

A satin bridal gown for a wedding called off by Hepburn in 1952, when the late star was 23, sold for £13,800.

Some £268,320 was raised in the auction at La Galleria in central London, with half the proceeds going to charity.

The Givenchy dress was worn by Hepburn in a scene set in the bar of London's Ritz Hotel in How to Steal a Million.

The Oscar-winning actress, who died in 1993, starred opposite Peter O'Toole in the crime romance.

Her dress attracted a winning bid of £50,000, rising to £60,000 once fees and taxes had been factored in.

In 2007, a cocktail dress worn by Hepburn in the classic Breakfast at Tiffany's sold in the US for almost £100,000.



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