Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Breakfast at Tiffany's dress sold for £410,000

The black dress made famous by Audrey Hepburn in 'Breakfast at Tiffany's' fetched an amazing £410,000 yesterday at the London auction house Christies.

Before you start swearing that some people have more money than sense, the good news is that the proceeds will go to the City of Joy Aid charity, which helps underprivileged children in India.

Dominic Lapierre, who runs the charity, was quoted as saying:

"I am absolutely dumbfounded to believe that a piece of cloth which belonged to such a magical actress will now enable me to buy bricks and cement to put the most destitute children in the world into schools."

According to Yahoo News:

Christie's said the dress set a new world record for one made for a film, but it fell short of the auction house's own world record for any dress. That belongs to the white silk evening gown worn by Marilyn Monroe the night she sang "Happy Birthday, Mr. President" to John F. Kennedy in 1962, which fetched $1.27 million at a New York auction in 1999. Continue reading.
I'd love to know what size it was.

Picture c/o popartuk.com

1 comment:

R said...

Size six according to this morning's metro.