Audrey Hepburn’s White Lace Roman Holiday Was Auctioned Off

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Audrey Hepburn. Indisputably one of the greatest actresses the world has ever seen, and surely one of the most beautiful and graceful women we’ve ever laid eyes on.

Her movies are legendary as is her very own persona. And that is something we already discussed and agreed upon. Titles like Roman Holiday or Breakfast at Tiffany’s will always be pinned on top most of must – see – movies – in – a – lifetime lists. A replica or a variation of at least one of Audrey’s dresses should be in every woman’s wardrobe.

However, when one of Audrey Hepburn’s dresses was auctioned off, there were no bidders bidders for the iconic item! The white lace dress worn by Audrey in Roman Holiday and later on for the Academy Awards (where she actually received an Oscar for Best Actress in the movie Roman Holiday), although which Audrey herself referred to as her “lucky dress” wasn’t able to raise any bids sold for apx $131,000 (at a Kerry – Anne auction held in London this very Tuesday). How is that possible? How’s that for accurate press these days? Thank you, Mr. Jon Moore for straightening out this mess!

Audrey Hepburn Rome Holiday white lace dress


#1 Riana on 12.01.11 at 6:30 pm

I think some of us would have loved to buy it. I would if I only could afford it :)

#2 Ellington on 12.02.11 at 8:46 am

I would have loved to have that dress! : )

#3 Missy on 12.02.11 at 6:04 pm

You can’t weigh more than eighty-five pounds to wear it so that eliminates many girls.

#4 Dollybird on 12.03.11 at 8:22 am

Sad to say the dress isn’t iconic enough unlike the LBD she wore in Breakfast at Tiffany’s or the magnificent white empire evenig gown in My fair Lady. If I had the means and purpose I too would have loved to have bought it but not neccessarily to wear it as I know it wouldn’t fit me.
I think most buyers of iconic dresses don’t neccessarily intend on wearing them but see them as investments or want them for sentimental reasons or for exhibitions.
I’m disappointed an important bridal house or RTW company didn’t buy it for legal rights purposes to reproduce this dress at an affordable price for the humble mass market like Gerard Darel did with Jackie O’s pearls & twin set. Audrey was equally charismatic to me.

#5 Decor Arts Now on 12.03.11 at 8:27 am

So hard to believe, except for the fact that her waist is soooo tiny. Maybe no one else could wear it!

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