The road to achieving the grace and poise of Audrey Hepburn stretches long ahead of us mortals, but Christie’s might just have expedited the process.
Comprising 212 lots, Christie’s online sale Audrey Hepburn: The Personal Collection Part III will open for bidding on 2 May, closing on 9 May.
You are One Step Closer to Being Audrey Hepburn
Following part I and II of the sale in Autumn 2017, Christie’s continues to validate our eternal fangirling over Audrey with a third installation celebrating the film, stage and fashion legend in what would have been her 90th year.
Admirers have the opportunity to delve in to Audrey Hepburn’s personal world, both on and off screen, through the objects she collected, used and loved; from jewellery, fashion and accessories, to correspondence, film memorabilia and photography by iconic artists of her day.
‘Having taken 25 years to be ready to share our mother’s personal world, we were truly touched by the global response to Part I and II of her collection. It is with pleasure that we now present Part III; a further group of her belongings that we feel will be of interest to her ever-growing base of admirers.’ – Luca Dotti and Sean Hepburn Ferrer
Born in Ixelles, Brussels in 1929 as Audrey Kathleen Hepburn, she spent her childhood between Belgium, England and the Netherlands. She studied ballet and performed as a chorus girl in the West End before travelling to the USA to star on Broadway in Gigi, quickly rising to stardom with her Academy Award winning performance in Roman Holiday in 1953. Her talent was instantly recognised; she became the first actress to win an Academy Award, a Tony Award and a Golden Globe in the same year.
With estimates starting at just £200 and ranging up to £15,000 this auction is a testament to the legacy of the great screen actress.