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