This September, Christie’s in London will offer collectors the opportunity to acquire personal items treasured by the acting and fashion legend and humanitarian, Audrey Hepburn
The collection of Audrey Hepburn, one of the most beloved stars in the history of film and fashion, will be presented at a flagship auction at Christie’s King Street headquarters in London on 27 September, alongside an online sale (19 September until 3 October).
The collection is an extraordinary archive, chronicling the life and career of one of the most famous screen actresses of the 20th century through the lens of the objects she collected, used and loved. This is the first time these personal items, which have remained in the ownership of Audrey Hepburn’s family, have been offered for sale. The collection will be on view to the public in an exhibition at Christie’s King Street, London, from 23 September
The auctions will include Audrey Hepburn’s extensive personal wardrobe and her own annotated copies of film scripts from her best-loved films, including Breakfast at Tiffany’s. They will also include original portraits by major photographers from her personal archive, the majority of which date from between 1953 and 1968 when she was at the height of her screen career. The collection of memorabilia and letters offers an intimate snapshot of the life of a true Hollywood great.
‘We are thrilled to have been entrusted with the sale of items from Audrey Hepburn’s personal collection,’ says Adrian Hume-Sayer, Director, Private Collections. ‘Her name is one that instantly resonates, and her appeal and relevance remain as strong today as they ever were. The sales will offer fans and collectors alike the opportunity to acquire unique personal objects which have never before been seen on the market, and which will undoubtedly offer new insights into the remarkable life of a remarkable woman.’
( Photos Courtesy of Christie’s Auction House)