Hepburn's Dress Brings $807,000 at Auction
The movie memorabilia auction at Christie's this week turned out to be a huge success. The top selling item was the black dress worn by Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany's. The dress was estimated to reach as much as $140,000, but far exceeded the estimate, selling for $807,000. This price sets a record for the sale of a dress made for a movie. The money from the sale of the dress will go to the City of Joy Aid charity which helps underprivileged children in India.
Other lots did well, too. A Walther PPK 7.65 mil featured in the James Bond movie Dr. No sold for $89,000. Overall, the auction brought in over $1 million dollars.