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Audrey Hepburn's Iconic Dress Sells for Almost One Million Dollars!

12/05/2006 at 04:50 PM ET

The Givenchy little black dress that Audrey Hepburn so memorably wore in Breakfast at Tiffany’s — aka THE little black dress — has just sold at auction at Christie’s in London for a staggering £467,000 (roughly $920,909), a spokeswoman confirms to PEOPLE. That makes the sale a world record-setting amount at auction for a dress made for a film. Right now, the only detail available on the buyer is that he or she is European (and has more money to spare than most!).  And who gets this huge amount? Founder Dominic Lapierre, who was selling the dress on behalf of his charity City of Joy Aid said: “There are tears in my eyes. 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.” What could be a more magical movie moment?

Photo: Everett; CHRISTIE’S IMAGES LTD. 2006

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Jamie on

I am so excited to see this! Breakfast at Tiffany’s is my favorite movie and I am also a big fan of Audrey Hepburn and love to see this dress help a charity, considering how generous Ms. Hepburn was herself.

Monique on

Bonjour,

How much for the gloves? ;-)))))))))))))

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Ellie on

omg i wish i had enough money for that!! i’m the biggest audrey hepburn fan ever, and breakfast at tiffany’s is my favorite movie!

Jess on

very classy dress

Listerino on

What’s so great about this dress is that if she was wearing it for the first time today that it would still look just as fabulous as it did back then – the design is timeless. Such a beautiful dress!

Brenda on

Audrey Hepburn must be looking down from heaven and smiling, she was such a charitable person and she did so much while she was alive for the poor and destitute children of the world. At last a story about excess that makes you feel good!

Caroline on

Audrey Hepburn is the most amazing actress ever, and she woudl definitely have approved of the cause of Dominic Lapierre.

Kristin on

Breakfast at Tiffany’s is my favorite movie! And I think Audrey Hepbrun would be thrilled that all that $$ is going to an extremly important & worthwhile cause.

barbara on

Great to hear something like this is making money for people who need it. A beautiful dress that will never go out of style.

Carolyn on

Is it just me, or does the quintessential Little Black Dress look like it’s navy blue in the colour photo? Have we been duped all these years?

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