Who can forget the impression of winsome elegance that Audrey Hepburn made in “Roman Holiday?” It made her an instant star—she won an Oscar in 1954—and of course a fashion icon for the ages. Now the Edith Head-designed dress she wore in the movie’s last scene will be sold at a London auction, where it’s estimated to bring $63,000-$95,000.
UPDATE: Hepburn’s dress sold above estimates for $109,836, and Elizabeth Tayor’s Balenciaga gown brought $40,791. The dress worn by Amy Winehouse realized $56,387, well above the $32,000 high estimate.
The November 29th sale at Kerry Taylor Auctions includes a variety of other outfits owned or worn by celebrities, including a Balenciaga sari gown worn by Elizabeth Taylor ( $47,000-$79,000), and the Disaya dress that Amy Winehouse wore on the cover of “Back to Black”($16,000-$32,000). Duplicate bridal shoes for Princess Diana’s 1981 wedding are certain to spur collector interest (est. $79,000-$110,000) as will the Emanuel replica of her wedding gown and related accessories (est. $71,000-$103,000), which were reproduced at her request for Madame Tussauds.