London (Reuters): The iconic black dress worn by Audrey Hepburn
in the 1961 film Breakfast at Tiffany's will go on sale in
December with an estimated price tag of 50-70,000 pounds,
Christie's auctioneers said yesterday. The dress, designed by
Givenchy and worn by Hepburn in the memorable opening scene of the
classic romantic comedy, is being auctioned on behalf of the City
of Joy Aid charity which helps underprivileged children in India.
It is the star lot of the annual film and entertainment sale at
Christie's, in London's upmarket South Kensington, held this year
on December 5.
Hepburn, who plays Holly Golightly in the movie, emerges from a
cab onto a deserted, early-morning 5th Avenue in New York and peers
through the window of jeweller Tiffany's while she eats her
breakfast from a brown paper bag